The US population 65 and over soared by 34 percent in the last decade, from 43 million in 2012 to 58 million in 2022. In the coming decade, the fastest growth will occur among those over 80, when people are more likely to need accessible housing as well as services and supports at home. The US, however, is not ready to provide housing and care for this surging population.
What is the state of housing design in the US, and how are architects responding to issues such as climate change, the affordability crisis, increasing regulations and construction costs, and the demand for new housing that better reflects today's demographic realities?
The pandemic focused attention on our homes as never before, lifting the US remodeling market to an unprecedented height of $567 billion in 2022. But greater investment is needed to better prepare against disasters, improve energy efficiency, and meet the accessibility needs of an aging population.
On Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm ET, architect Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA, will deliver the 22nd Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, presented by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Robert H. Schottenstein, Chairman, CEO, and President of M/I Homes, is the new Chair of the Policy Advisory Board (PAB) of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
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