Exploring the Feasibility of Intergenerational Co-Living based upon the Perspective of Inclusive City

Zhang, Yong-en and Chen, Tzu-Ling (2022) Exploring the Feasibility of Intergenerational Co-Living based upon the Perspective of Inclusive City. Mobility, Knowledge and Innovation Hubs in Urban and Regional Development. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2022, 27th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 331-337. ISSN 2521-3938

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Due to globalisation nowadays, the flow of population, information, and goods has not only diversified the city but also intensified the living style within the city. An inclusive city has been proposed and advocated by UN-Habitat, where everyone, regardless of their economic means, gender, race, ethnicity, or religion, is enabled and empowered to fully participate in the social, economic, and political opportunities that cities should offer. With advanced technology and health care, cities have confronted serious issues with ageing. The social isolation problem of elders has been gradually valued and regarded as an important issue. Intergenerational co-living might be a possible approach for solving both elder landlords and the youth working population and further establishing inclusiveness within the city. Therefore, the study attempts to explore the feasibility of intergenerational co-living based on the perspective of an inclusive city. As we all know, the basic living styles among the elders and the young are quite different. In addition, most elders might own real estate ownership due to the high housing price in the city while most of the young working population might not be able to own or afford high rent in the city. Intergenerational co-living might be a possible solution to deal with elder landlords to rent out the idle room with lower rent to the youth to acquire company and even health care. In the beginning, the study will review the past literature regarding the concept of inclusive city and the successful case studies of intergenerational co-living. To select an appropriate study area, the study will then utilise suitability analysis to search for potential sites. The criteria include the population composition, the real estate market, and the location of the university. The composition of intergenerational co-living is the elder and the young, while the young could be separated into college students and the working population. Due to this being a preliminary study, we will then focus on exploring the feasibility of intergenerational coliving between the elders and college students. Afterward, the study will apply surveys to explore both the demand from the elders and the young population on the topic of intergenerational co-living and the structural equation model (SEM) will then be applied to explore the relationship between the elders and the young. The purpose of the study is to provide policy recommendations for promoting intergenerational co-living in Taiwan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: structural equation model, suitability analysis, inclusive city, intergenerational co-living, statistics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2022 18:48
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2022 13:57
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/948

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