Matthias Hollwich on Designing for Aging Urban Communities

Mattias Hollwich is a community designer who has taken a keen interest in building communities for aging adults. Hollwich explains, “It is about a place where living comes first and [being able] to do so at a later age needs to be supported by starting it early.” Hollwich emphasizes the need for both designers and older adults to plan realistically to provide the best living environment for later on in life. One of the biggest challenges was getting people to identify as aging. He reasons, “We are all aging and BOOM is about doing so healthily; happier and longer - and you should join sooner rather than later because every day counts.”
December 4, 2011, Smart Planet

Written By: Sun Joo Kim

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