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Design directives in home adaptation

Staying put - adapting the places instead of the people

Author: Pynoos, J., Regnier, V.
Type: Book Section
Year: 1997


This chapter attempts to bridge the gap between the theoretical framework researchers use to understand the environment and the practice or application of decisions by designers and planners. Pynoos and Reignier, link theory and practice and present twelve principles for environments for frail older persons. These principles include physical, social, personal, and community elements in a holistic framework. Each principle is accompanied by a series of interventions or strategies intended to provide researchers, designers, and planners with ways to implement them. A final section discusses the impact of policies and regulations on achieving the principles and suggest how the principles may enhance applied research on environmental interventions.

Further Details

Author: Susan Lanspery, Joan Hyde
Pages: 41-53
Publish Location: Amityville, NY
Publisher: Baywood Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: 0-89503-133-7
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Retain Print, but book also available from UNSW Library
Access Date: 26.4.06
Keywords: mobility, design, older, modification
Reads: 274