Today marks the 4th anniversary of Change Rangers weekly blog! “Envision the promise of longevity” is my opening tag line, which is in effect more of a reverse way of posing a question. What is the promise an extended lifetime in an era where it is better than it was say 100 years ago? No
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Architect Matthew Barac is a senior lecturer and research lead in the architecture program at the London South Bank University. Reading his impressive profile you get a strong sense that he is globally well respected and sought after for his foresights regards urban design. Barac’s comments on urban aging close the RIBA report – Silver
City Networks: the Pop Up University. Scenario 5 – 2030; Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and The City. Life long learning isn’t a new thing. Example; if you go back to the 18th century to the Paris salon of Baron d’Holbach you will meet the enlightenment era version of knowledge exchange in the form
Why wait seventeen years? The second 2030 scenario in Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and The City is real in 2013. Intergenerational living. Likely research findings in Canada wouldn’t be far off from the UK, when this RIBA report states that 73% of 50-somethings expect to be carers for a family member when they
As you read Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and The City, one thing to keep in mind is one underlining point in these urban future scenarios for 2030 – an expectation of a certain level of personal affluence will be required to sustain living these visions. Wealth inequality is an acknowledged challenge early in
Third Age. Basically described as “a period in life of active retirement, following middle age”, this term has occupied Boomer vocabulary for some time, as another way of re-framing our mind set around retirement and old age. Then there’s the whole Tolkien Third Age, Middle-earth time frame to consider. But let’s not get carried away.