The 2023 studio will address the question: ‘how can urban environments be more inclusive’? What planning practices enable to increase inclusion under conditions of increasing ‘costs of living’?
Urban dwellers are witnessing one of the harder ‘cost of living’ crisis, while at the same times cities are projected to growth exponentially due to incoming population and economic growth. This creates high pressure on the urban environment, which is struggling to include different social groups in the production of high-quality urban places. Housing is becoming increasingly scarce, with affordable housing under pressure, and energy costs putting pressure on middle and low incomes in the city. Cities risk to become exclusive places for the few.
The studio will address this problem in creative and radically imaginative ways.