It is a very important matter today to come to grips with the aging of society. In this paper I turn my attention to the "Value of Aging". I study its significance and meaning, and possibilities for community development. I. It analyzes by newses items and hearing surveys about each activity that is related. II. Three activities carried on by the inhabitants were examined from the viewpoint of "Aging Value". From these activities I learned that elderly persons' reasons for living are improving little by little, how the communities are becoming revitalized, and so on.
Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ) 70 (592), 163-170, 2005
Architectural Institute of Japan