Deane Simpson


Urban Utopias of an Aging Society

Young-Old examines contemporary architectural and urban mutations that have emerged as a consequence of one of the key demographic transformations of our time: population aging. Distinguishing between different phases of old age, it identifies the group known as the “Young-Old” as a remarkable petri dish for experimental forms of subjectivity, collectivity, and environment. In investigating this field of latent urban and architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both the escapist and emancipatory dimensions of these practices.

Winner of the DAM Architectural Book Award 2015
Winner of the National Urban Design Book Award 2016

this book is an important piece of research on architecture and urban design for the ageing welfare society.
– Nordic Journal of Architecture


Author(s): Deane Simpson
Design: Studio Joost Grootens

17 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in
576 pages, 553 illustrations
2015, 978-3-03778-350-4, English
32,00 €
40,00 €