Rapid urban growth is associated not only with economic prosperity, the development of new fields of knowledge and technological innovation, but also with economic inequality, social polarization and environmental costs. Against this background, complex dynamics are taking place between centers and peripheral urban areas, in which urban functions and urban usage are shifting, new patterns of suburbanization are emerging, and places of living and dwelling are changing rapidly. In the context of this transformation of housing, a multitude of transdisciplinary and applied questions arise in order to secure the accessibility, supply and living conditions of urban populations and to be able to design alternatives for the sustainable development of residential areas.
The INUAS university network is an institutional-level collaboration between FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences, Munich University of Applied Sciences, and ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, founded in 2011.
Kicking off the series “Urban Transformation”, the Vienna 2019 conference is dedicated to “Housing,” while the focus in Munich in 2020 will be on “Resources,” followed by “Public Spaces” in 2021 in Zurich.
Amita Bhide, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, School of Habitat Studies, Center for Environmental Health
Javier Burón Cuadrado, Housing Manager Barcelona City, Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation, Barcelona City Council
Loretta Lees, University of Leicester, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Sascha Roesler, Swiss National Science Foundation, Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland
> Social Event and IBA Wien Talk at Ankerbrotfabrik Vienna
> 115 participants presenting scientific contributions, projects and initiatives from urban practice from fields such as Architecture, Housing and Urban Studies, Geography, Social Studies and Social Work
> Discussions and Excursions to Housing Project, Urban Development Projects and Urban Initiatives in Vienna
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