Interactions – Session 3

Ageing in place: friendly housing experiences in USA and Europe


Studies show that most people want to live in their homes as long as they can. However, our homes were not designed to adapt throughout our life cycle, particularly when we get older, lose autonomy and/or have to stay at home longer. This was also a lesson learned from the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is a urgent need to look for housing framed by the ageing in place paradigm, where people, throughout their lives and their existential circumstances, can sustain interactive ties between the home and the public space, guaranteeing their citizenship and participation rights.

This third session of the ‘InterActions Symposium starts by examining the situation of housing models suitable for the life cycle, with particular emphasis on what is happening in Europe and USA. After that, community projects that seek to reinforce the approach to the aging in place will be presented.

  • 14:30 Mário Rui André
    Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • 14:35 Paula Marques
    Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
  • 14:50 Victor Regnier
    Universidade da Califórnia
  • 15:20 Ana Pinho
  • 15:35 António Fonseca
    Universidade do Porto
  • 16:00 Helena Roseta
    Programa Bairros Saudáveis
  • 16:25 Q & A
  • 16:45 Mário Rui André
    Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

Mário Rui André

Diretor da Unidade de Missão, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa



Paula Marques

Vereadora, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa



Victor Regnier

Professor, Investigador e Arquiteto, Universidade da Califórnia



Ana Pinho




António Fonseca

Psicólogo e professor, Universidade Católica do Porto



Helena Roseta

Coordenadora Nacional, Programa Bairros Saudáveis