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Learning from the Dutch: A Case Study of Shared Inter-generational Living for the Young and Old

Learning from the Dutch: A Case Study of Shared Inter-generational Living for the Young and Old

In Singapore, the number of senior independent dwelling living has increased from 14,500 to 42,000 during 2000-2014. While the number of young people decreases continuously, the age group over 65 years who live independently is expected to increase up to 80,000 by the year of 2030. Due to the consequences arising from demographic change, such as poverty and loneliness among the elderly, there is an urgent need to find sustainable solutions to develop...
Cohousing as an Alternative Communal Living for Singapore

Cohousing as an Alternative Communal Living for Singapore

Current Housing Situation in Singapore In Singapore, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) is the organisation that provides proper housing for the citizens since the 1960s. Today, these HDB flats can be considered as financial assets due to high cost and land value. Apart from the housing policies and criteria, home ownership has become increasingly expensive...