Providing a sustainable living environment in not-for-profit retirement villages: a case study in Australia

  title={Providing a sustainable living environment in not-for-profit retirement villages: a case study in Australia},
  author={Xin Hu and Bo Xia and Martin Skitmore and Laurie Buys},
Purpose As a viable housing option for older people, retirement villages need to provide a sustainable living environment that satisfies their residents’ needs in terms of affordability, life-style and environmental friendliness. This is, however, a significant challenge for not-for-profit developers owing to the high upfront costs involved in using sustainable practices. The purpose of this paper is to identify the sustainable features and practices adopted in not-for-profit retirement… 

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