22-04-19 // MONU #30 ON LATE LIFE URBANISM RELEASED
The cover image of MONU #30 is part of Peter Granser’s contribution “Sun City” on page 14. ©Peter Granser/ from the book Sun City, published by Benteli
On April 15, we released MONU’s issue #30 on the topic of “Late Life Urbanism”.
“When debating how architecture and cities will be impacted in the future by societies that become increasingly older due to declining fertility rates and rising life expectancy, a topic that we call “Late Life Urbanism”, we have to consider the so-called “Young-Old”, a new social group that emerged after the mid-point of the twentieth century, as one of the driving forces of the future, as Deane Simpson explains in an interview entitled “Retirement Utopianism”. To him this social group is so important because the lifestyles of the people in this group – liberated from the responsibilities of work and childcare, liberated from the responsibilities of childhood, which involves education and socialization into society, and at the same time largely free from rapid physical and mental decline – correspond to a shift from an ethos of care to one of leisure and entertainment, producing new forms of architecture and urbanism…” continue reading on MONU’s website.