12 May 2006
Breda wants to raise awareness about developments such as the proportionaldecline of youth (“de-greening”) and the proportional increase of the elderly(“greying”). The development phase of the project must lead to a foundation forpolicy.
“Everybody Wants to Reach a High Age, But No One Wants to be Old” – Adapting the Existing Housing Stock08 Dec 2010
Dutch cities, as well as many other cities throughout Europe, will need to deal with severe demographic changes. In the Dutch province of Gelderland, 5 pilot projects have been implemented with the aim of enabling elder people to retain an independent living situation as long as possible. As shrinking is accompanying the expected demographic changes, building new homes is not an option: the focus is on the adaptation of the existing housing stock.