Population and Place Research Lab director Maxwell Hartt has a brand new article published in Town Planning Review. Co-authored with his former Cardiff University graduate student Lucy Benbow and his Queen’s University colleague David L.A. Gordon, the team examine the age-friendliness of Rhiwbina Garden Village in Wales. They found that many age-friendly characteristics aligned with the garden village concept, including the importance of green space, access to public transport, and the accessibility and frequency of community activities. They also argue that the place-based self-sufficiency central to the garden city concept is a crucial factor for aging well. Their findings can be used to inform planning considerations to not only garden villages, but communities of all shapes and sizes.
You can find the article here.