An Interdisciplinary Approach to Aging and the Built Environment

Resources on Aging

Here is a short list of informative resources. It is only a beginning that we expect to build on. A substantial literature on aging is growing exponentially now that millions of boomers are facing or entering the third stage of life.


The Redefining Retirement program, known as RedTire, matches graduates of Kansas Regents institutions with business owners who are looking for a successor. The initiative, operated by the KU School of Business and its Center for Entrepreneurship, focuses on small- and medium-sized businesses in rural Kansas.


"What Makes Older People Happy?"

The New York Times, February 11, 2014.


"Is This the Future of Design for Aging?"

Senior Planet, Aging with Attitude


“How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness” in Nation of Change


The Green House Project” in Capital Impact


“Household Moves Project: Research about downsizing possessions in later life”

KU Life Span Institute


Generations United

“Improving the lives of children, 
youth and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, 
public policies, and programs.”


Intergenerational Communities: Georgetown, Texas

Community Slogan: Growing a community where all are valued and have the opportunity to thrive.


New York Times, Booming Blog, a weekly online newsletter



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