Designing S'pore's future: Connectivity, safety key in planning for silver population

Easy access to amenities such as medical facilities, retail outlets and green spaces can help seniors age in place.
Easy access to amenities such as medical facilities, retail outlets and green spaces can help seniors age in place.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - Preparing for a greying population is more than just installing handrails and ramps in homes and outdoor spaces, as clever land use planning can play a big role in supporting active ageing.

Easy access to amenities such as medical facilities, retail outlets, community centres and green spaces is one way to help seniors age in place, said Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) architecture and sustainable design assistant professor Peter Ortner.

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