A Comprehensive Study on Housing in an Ageing Community

Department: Urban Planning and Design
Research Centre: Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning
Active Dates: July 2013 – November 2014

Principal Investigator: Rebecca L.H. CHIU
Team: Ernest CHUI, Tris KEE, Terry LUM, Bo-sin TANG, Jacqueline TSE
Funding body: Hong Kong Housing Society

Abstract

The study investigated six key issues:

  1. housing trends in overseas ageing communities;
  2. possibilities of similar trends taking place in Hong Kong;
  3. the future housing demands from households at different life stages;
  4. living arrangements of the elderly, especially co-residence with the younger generations;
  5. assessment on the various supports for ageing-in-place; and
  6. elderly housing models

It involves the undertaking of a territory-wide face-to-face questionnaire survey of a sample of 5,000 people of different life stages, 16 focus group meeting and in-depth interviews with key professionals and organizations related to elderly services and elderly housing services.

Objectives

  1. To identify housing and accommodation issues of and their implications on
    ageing communities, and forecast the development trend in Hong Kong.
  2. To examine housing and related models and recommend initiatives to cope with
    accommodation issues arising in an ageing community for application in Hong
    Kong’s context.

 

 

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