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Future Residents' Opinions about Architectural Features and Development Strategies for the University-Based Retirement Community
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 Title & Authors
Future Residents' Opinions about Architectural Features and Development Strategies for the University-Based Retirement Community
Kim, Mi-Hee; Kim, Suk-Kyung;
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 Abstract
This study emphasizes a new senior housing type which can provide individual housing units and common facilities for retirees, particularly who will be retired from universities. It is called a university-based retirement community. This study conducted a questionnaire survey to investigate future residents' needs for architectural environments that included housing types, common facility features, and proximity, and also development methods in response to the university involvement levels. The survey questionnaire was administered in one national university in Korea. A total of 214 responses were valid for statistical analyses. Major findings are as follows: Over 65% of the respondents were willing to live in the university-based retirement community. Regarding the location of the community, they responded the community would not need to be located on campus. Preferred common facilities in the UBRC were indoor fitness centers, the shuttle bus stops connecting to the adjacent areas, and bath and sauna facilities. The respondents emphasized university's contribution toward offering educational programs for UBRC residents. Lastly, their responses to the university role and involvement in the development and construction process were identified. This study results are expected to provide essential information for facilitating the Korean model of university-based retirement communities in the future.
 Keywords
University-Based Retirement Community;Residents' Opinions;Architectural Features;Development Strategies;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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