IAHSA member David Hughes is a distinguished architect and visionary leader in the UK in creative design of communities for the elderly.      David thinks that since land is at a premium in the UK, building vertically instead of horizonally seems to make sense so last year he toured the USA looking at the use of high rise buildings as retirement homes. The UK magazine Caring Business recently published David’s thoughts on his trip.

David is also on the IAHSA team developing IAHSA’s 2nd International Design for Ageing Showcase and Symposium, a survey and exposition of the state-of-the-art and trends in senior living from around the world.    Call for entries in the survey are open until 30 April.