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Intergenerational Housing: Novel Definitions of Home and Family

February 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


An emerging model of new housing developments is experimenting with mixing older and younger people in one place. Although the two ends of the population spectrum are frequently portrayed as competing for limited welfare resources, pioneers see intergenerational housing as a solution to today’s most prevalent and persisting American social issues: declining social safety net, loneliness, and poverty. After all, who wants to be surrounded by only older people when they grow old? Please join us for a panel discussion with pioneers of intergenerational housing as they share experiences of addressing such issues through advocacy, social action, and, most of all, design. The panelists will discuss the role of design in creating environments that foster intergenerational interaction and meaningful relationships, and describe a place-making endeavor where young and old can help fulfill each other’s needs.

This panel is organized as part of an interior design studio where School of Human Ecology Interior Architecture students are designing an intergenerational community led by Prof. Jung-hye Shin and Prof. Uchita Vaid.

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February 21, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am


School of Human Ecology (SoHE)
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