Multi-criteria evaluation of senior housing, based on their future needs

Agnieszka Ptak-Wojciechowska, Helianthe S.M. Kort, Dena Kasraian, Agata Gawlak

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As the quality of life (QoL) is influenced by the global challenges of the 21st century, such as aging societies, especially in highly developed countries, there is an increasing interest in measuring liveability. The quality of the built environment has a strong impact on the quality of life of its inhabitants (Abousaeidi et al., 2020), and the dwelling is a spatial unit that is particularly important in supporting the health and well-being of ageing people (Feng et al., 2018). The idea of age-proof houses is not a brand new concept, but needs to be developed, based on new trends and sociodemographic conditions. Evaluation of existing housing areas must be complementary with new spatial needs of seniors and evolving knowledge, their capacities and abilities (Spence, 2020). Re-defining criteria of quality of housing spaces for seniors is a key for creating future tools and solutions for new recommendations for housing architecture. Especially the Digital Assistive Technologies (DAT) must be considered. As the QoL is a complex structure, including both objective and subjective indicators, the perceptual quality of older users of space should be considered as one of the key elements of the assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event13th World Conference of Gerontechnology: Gerontechnology in the Era of Artificial Intelligence - EXCO convention centre, Daegu, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 24 Oct 202226 Oct 2022


Conference13th World Conference of Gerontechnology
Abbreviated titleISG2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
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  • quality of life of older people
  • housing architecture
  • multi-criteria evaluation
  • perceptual quality


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