Housing in the Center of Towns
The Lower Austrian Housing Research provides fundings for projects, aimed on research on innovative living and housing. We participate with a project considering following aspects:
- Single-family houses have been the priority type of housing during the last few decades
- Aging of population leads to an increasing demand on services supporting people in their everyday life (provision, caring, health)
- Buildings and apartments not suitable/comfortable for elderly people take negative impact on their quality of living
- Communities face the challenge of “dying” centers – especially those which cannot provide attractive housing for a younger generation
The research focuses on showing the connections of these aspects. We will illustrate the main advantages of building age-conform housings in the center of the towns – for both, elderly people and the community.