Is it perhaps coincidental? These last blog posts end the year where I began in January 2013, with the five part series titled “The Houses that Seniors Built”. Community design for urban aging. Affordable. Alternative. Adaptable. Seems to be the optimal way to look at the reality for most of us over the next 20
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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.