31st May 2009
The preliminary study into Innovative housing and care schemes has been conducted by Jacques Allegro (member of the Executive Board of ILC NL) and Ger Tielen (Director of ILC NL).
Innovative citizen’s initiatives can play a major role in the development of new, sustainable housing and care schemes in the near future. This report on pioneering citizens’ initiatives reviews examples from several different countries: for example the Village movement in the US, Care Cooperatives in The Netherlands and intergenerational planning in the UK and Germany. Important factors found to facilitate developments include the scale of the neighbourhood; entrepreneurial attitudes; and the cooperation between professional planners, architects, and suppliers.