What are the implications of social entrepreneurialism for a just and equitable change of the city?
How can we address in genuine ways the question of accessibility to the urban realm and what institutional change is required for that?
Cities are today characterized by two main trends. First, the notion of scarcity is increasingly embedded in a discourse over strategic austerity in providing planning services and spatial policies, as a result of the last financial crisis. Secondly, since the mid 2000 we see a consolidation of a discourse over ‘social-entrepreneurialism’ in cities. The 2016 masterstudio builds upon these two trends: the issue of scarcity in spatial change and a critical view on social entrepreneurialism as the new logic of urban planning.