Buying into ‘the good life’: The making of Gerotopia

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Title Buying into ‘the good life’: The making of Gerotopia
Author Bosman, Caryl Jane; Burton, Paul Andrew
Publication Title World Planning Schools Congress 2011: Planning in an era of uncertainty and transformation
Editor Associate Professor Paul Magin
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Perth, Western Australia
Publisher World Planning Schools Congress
Abstract Baby Boomers constitute a significant percentage of the global population and as they enter retirement their lifestyle preferences are beginning to have substantial impacts on housing landscapes. This paper examines the emergence of Active Adult Lifestyle Communities (AALCs) drawing on literature from Australian, USA and New Zealand. AALCs are planned, designed, developed and marketed to a targeted and limited cohort (aged 55-74) and these, frequently gated, estates embody very particular and specific ideas of the good life. The aim of the paper is to investigate the planning impacts of these types of developments. The significance of the project lies primarily in providing critical insights into the planning and provision of housing for an aging population in doing advance knowledge of housing for older people.
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Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 ANZAPS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 9781740522373
Conference name 2011 WPSC
Location Perth, Western Australia
Date From 2011-07-04
Date To 2011-07-08
Date Accessioned 2011-08-02
Language en_US
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Housing Markets, Development, Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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