Intergenerational Housing: The Case of Humanitas Netherlands

M.E. Arentshorst*, R.R. Kloet, A. Peine

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We analyze a case study of an innovative intergenerational housing arrangement in the Netherlands as an example of how a local long-term elderly care practice evolved in response to contemporary challenges. Identified elements of the established local practice relate to the characteristics and strategies of an institutional entrepreneur and elements of the new practice that comes into being, in which reciprocity and mutual learning have a central place. These elements might benefit future elderly housing initiatives as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-256
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Intergenerational living
  • institutional entrepreneur
  • social innovation
  • system perspective


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