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The elderly and the designed housing environment in Australia

Author: Turnbull, J. A. B.
Type: Book
Year: 1990


This publication provides information for planners and architects concerning the ageing process, its effects on individuals and their responses and adjustments to it. The author, a psychologist, in evaluating some existing purpose-built accommodation, suggests elements and features of the physical environment which require attention from those who engage in planning and designing for this older age group. She proposes guidelines to maximise the harmony and congruence between human needs and capacities and the structure and function of the physical environment. The information is gathered by reviewing recent reports and studies in Australia and overseas, as well as two surveys of elderly residents living in high rise accommodation in Sydney.

Further Details

Pages: 50 p.
Publish Location: Sydney
Publisher: Architectural Psychology Research Unit, Department of Architecture, University of Sydney
Accession Number: 4.9.03
Keywords: New South Wales, older, housing improvement, design
Reads: 139