Promoting ageing-in-place: design of residential buildings for older people in China

Tulika Gadakari, Jingjing Wang, Karim Hadjri, Junjie Huang

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Ageing-in-place is the most common ageing model in China. Therefore, design of age-friendly residential buildings and neighbourhoods becomes an important factor leading to improvement in older people’s health and quality of life. This paper presents the current situation of the ageing population in Chinese cities by qualitatively analysing existing literature, design standards and conducting stakeholder interviews to understand older people’s housing choices as well as establish physical design factors, challenges and potentials of residential design for older people. The findings will fill the knowledge gap of age-friendly residential models in China and guide better design to meet older people’s needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2017
Event3rd ABRA International Conference on Quality of Life - Kuching, Malaysia
Duration: 14 Oct 201716 Oct 2017


  • Ageing
  • Age-friendly Design
  • Residential Building
  • Spatial Design


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