Qualitatively and quantitatively sufficient housing supply to respond to the housing emergency are central to effective welfare policies. Increasingly more expensive housing, the recent economic recession and the COVID 19-pandemic have aggravated the housing crises. The climate crises is further challenging the way we consume housing.
Forced confinements due to lockdown policies, have demonstrated the inadequacy of the existing stock to needs as well as new forms of "agile" work and leisure. The issue of habitable space has extended beyond the space of the dwelling involving the areas appurtenant to buildings and those adjacent to residences and settlements.
The unavailability of public and private spaces has further marked the disparities map by recognizing residential neighborhoods as the main issue of inequality.
In the absence of an updated public debate on the "housing issue," outside of a housing market capable of responding to the needs of more diverse segments of the population, and within the cogency of an ecological transition that puts cities and public but also private residential assets at the center, the definition of new housing policies and design models is necessary.
In this context, the Special Issue "Housing between Policies and Design" aims to explore innovative and resilient models, policies, and designs. We invite theoretical and critical perspectives, as well as theoretically informed case studies that focus on solving the problems of housing in the contemporary city.
Full paper submission. Deadline: September 2023
Estimated deadline for publication: December 2023
Nicola Martinelli, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Johanna Lilius, Aalto University, Finland
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