CE55 - Sociétés et territoires en transition

Living in the city: innovative housing design for older people – CARAVANE

Submission summary

The question of where people live and how they adapt to the vulnerabilities associated with advancing age is emerging as a new urban and societal challenge. Imagining and conceiving alternatives in terms of housing and new ways of supporting the elderly at home has become a major challenge for housing policies. This research is based on an nterdisciplinary approach, on the complementarity of quantitative and qualitative methods and on strong citizen participation (elderly people, caregivers) to co-design new housing construction and rehabilitation scenarios, on the scale of a large city and with regard to two urban planning projects. This challenge, beyond the demographic transition, has an ethical stake, a capacity for resilience in order to best respond to the wishes of older people's choice of place to live, whatever their social and economic situation, while proposing an environmentally friendly approach.

Project coordination

Aline CHASSAGNE (Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté)

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EA481 Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Help of the ANR 240,125 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2022 - 42 Months

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