Inclusive Aging in Place: Proposal for a 0–100 Care Community in Sejong, Korea

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In the context of Aging in Place becoming a global trend, the living environment of the elderly in an aging society is recognized as a universal environment that can embrace not only the elderly but also other socially disadvantaged populations, such as children, women, and the disabled, who ultimately form the majority, to achieve authentic social sustainability. Equity in a built environment can be achieved by allowing access to limited resources in the city through walkability, public safety, access to nature, as well as opportunities for socializing and participation. Only an inclusive design induced by dignity and respect that moves away from segregation and exclusion can create a place that leaves no one behind, as also confirmed by the WHO’s “Global Age-Friendly Cities Guide” and “Building Child-Friendly Cities: A Framework for Action” by UNICEF. This article examines how major issues, such as intergenerational approaches, facility-sharing, inclusive smart city, and social care, are explored among related organizations that collaborate to create a special neighborhood in the City of Sejong and design detailed strategies for an inclusive design for Aging in Place. As a Master Architect for a “0–100 care community,” the author proposed a masterplan in which social care is realized through the arrangement of community facilities in housing, schools, a community center, and community yards through detailed architectural strategies reexamining the issue of the UNSDGs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Development Goals Series
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSustainable Development Goals Series
VolumePart F2787
ISSN (Print)2523-3084
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3092


  • Age-friendly
  • Intergeneration
  • Social sustainability


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