Resilient Urban Development
Learning from Collaborative Housing Projects
December 4th at 4 pm
*** Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt *** The event will be held in English ***
One of the greatest challenges of urban living is the search for housing. Not only in terms of affordability and quality, but also in terms of environment and community. Collaborative housing projects target the issue of affordable individual urban living, while offering a community with all its advantages. In these projects, people come together to create their individual and common living spaces together with others. In Vienna alone, more than 50 such projects have been realised or are in the planning stage.
The impact of recent crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic or the war in Ukraine, have shown that the resilience of cities and their inhabitants is in part due to the ability of communities to pull together in times of need. When cities are reputably large places for anonymous individuals with rising rates of single occupation housing, how well equipped are we as urban societies to deal with shocks and crises? How can collaborative housing projects contribute? What conclusions can be drawn from existing projects and potentially transferred to the urban development scale?
The event is part of the international research project CO-HOPE (Collaborative Housing in a Pandemic Era), in which institutions from Sweden, Austria, Finland, France and Spain are involved.
Robert Temel, architectural researcher and expert in participatory planning
Panel Discussion with:
– Heinz Feldmann, founder of cohousing project „Wohnprojekt Wien“
– Kerstin Kärnekull, architect and cohousing activist, Stockholm
– Amila Sirbegovic, architectural and urban researcher, City of Vienna
– Robert Temel, architectural researcher and expert in participatory planning
– Markus Zilker, architect and partner at einszueins architektur ZT GmbH
Moderation: Johannes Lutter, Head of Department Urban Development & Mobility, UIV