URBAN EXPLORATIONS – Featured Articles Archives – CITIES Foundation

A showcase of articles by authors who work with the themes
of cities and the urban landscape

Solidarity and the lack of circular policies: an urban report from Athens

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An interesting report on the potential for circularity in Athen.
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Connecting with the Cities Soil

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Exciting work is occurring in Scotland connecting community with soil
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Aging Populations Research Series, 9: Aging architecture and borrowing space & time

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What can architects do in response to aging issues? How can we think beyond physical solutions and use the existing city more effectively towards population aging? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 8: 10 tips to ‘New Aging’

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Three weeks ago, architect Matthias Hollwich released his book ‘New Aging’. Being more or less a self-help guide to aging, the book provides tips for successful aging. What are the most useful lessons, and what tips are rather ridiculous? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 7: On paradigms and making big changes

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To what extent are aging issues embedded in the paradigms through which we plan, build, and develop cities and communities? How can we achieve large-scale changes through more local, targeted actions? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 6: Aging in place

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Why do older adults want to ‘age in place’? And how can we facilitate it? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 5: Population aging and care around the world

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Japan is at the forefront of population aging worldwide, closely followed by European countries and the USA. The largest aging challenges, however, are expected to take place in the developing world. What is going on in different parts of the world? And what are the responses to population aging? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between population aging and cities.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 4: Active aging and forging a paradigm shift

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Active aging rhetoric is now widespread in policy as well as everyday life, presenting itself as a magic solution to issues relating to population aging. How did the concept of active aging emerge? And what does active aging really entail? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 3: Towards New Urban Forms?

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This is the third installment of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities. We introduce another three Young-Old retirement communities and see what they have in common. What can we pick up from these, sometimes absurd, retirement contexts? And do these cases help us find answers as to how to deal with population aging in cities?
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Aging Populations Research Series, 2: Young-Old Utopia, ‘The Villages of Florida’

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What can we learn from the world’s largest age-segregated community – The Villages of Florida, USA? Is it really just some sort of Disney World for seniors on steroids or is there more to it? This is the second instalment of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 1: Young-Old, Old-Old, Segregating and Integrating

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What is the relationship between aging populations and cities? How can we advance more innovative, age-inclusive cities? This is the first installment of our research journey into this topic. We invite you to join us in our discoveries.
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The Influence of Brutalist Architecture and the Use of Concrete in Public Space in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro as a playground

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An investigation into the diverse history and practice of architecture in Brazil, from Brutalism to socially progressive, locally influenced practices.
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