Author: Lynn M. Ross
Many communities are evolving to provide a different built environment and a new level of amenities that support improved health outcomes, active living and resident interaction. This type of planning and development is especially needed as the two largest generations of our time, the baby boomer and generation continue to make choices about the types of communities and housing they will live in. These generations, and others, are also making important choices about how to live together. This discussion paper should not be considered as an analysis of the market by ULI or a prediction by ULI of what will happen, rather it is a platform from which to engage in further discussion on the future of intergenerational living.
In the spring of 2013, the leadership of two ULI product councils – the Senior Housing Council and the Community Development Council – came together to discuss intergenerational living. Residential Futures II captures thoughtful comments and thought-provoking ideas from ULI members on what’s next for intergenerational communities and multigenerational housing.