FUTURE URBAN HABITATION (Wiley-Blackwell) 

Book publication 

FUTURE URBAN HABITATION 

Transdisciplinary Perspectives, Conceptions and Designs  

Editor: Oliver Heckmann
(in collaboration with Siew Man Kok)

WILEY-BLACKWELL, January 2022

288 pages

ISBN: 978-1-119-73485-7

wiley.com

The book ‘Future Urban Habitation’ illustrates how cross-disciplinary design and research practices, how multiple expertise from design, engineering, policy, and research fields could engage in discussions between contributors, whose collaboration would be essential to synthesize forward-looking, sustainable perspectives for the urban habitats of the future. Given pressing challenges of ongoing urban growth, societal segregation, and inequality, dynamically changing societies with shifting demographics and the consequences of climate change, the responses will necessarily impact housing typologies and their hard-, org-, and software, concepts for urban communities, discussions on the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of habitats, and the crucial questions about control and ownership.

Since these complex aspects can only be responded to by multiple domains and their collaboration the book combines different expertise: practitioners and researchers from architectural and social design fields, engineers, administrators, experts on housing-, social- and health-service policies, and field-working anthropologists and sociologists. Four intersecting frameworks are covered as transformative agendas: Inclusive Urbanism, High-Dense Typologies for Building Community, Adaptive and Responsive Habitation, and New Tools, New Approaches. 

The authors discuss how urban territories could empower affordable, inclusive collective living. They propose, how liveable urban neighborhoods could engender a sense of belonging in complex dynamic urban communities and pay attention to their diversity. They discuss how significant societal and demographic shifts, pressing care-gaps, and diversifying forms of sharing habitats could be accommodated and responded to. They argue how pressing socio-economic and environmental challenges influence design-thinking and push to develop and employ new capabilities and practices like people-centric social design or performance based design. 

CONTENTS 

Introduction

Oliver HECKMANN

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INCLUSIVE URBANISM

Introduction 

Oliver HECKMANN  

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Towards a new social model of the city – Barcelona’s integral superblocks  

Lluís TORRENS (Barcelona City Council),  

Sebastià RIUTORT (IERMB-UAB),  

Marta JUAN (Barcelona City Council), all Barcelona 

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Link by Link – Blurring the Lines and Creating an Inclusive Society in Singapore 

Vincent CHUA, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,  

National University Singapore, Department of Sociology 

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Inclusive Smart Community – Towards A Socially Integrated and Enabling Community 

CHONG Keng Hua, Associate Professor, Director of Social Urban Research Groupe (SURGe),  

Architecture & Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology & Design,  

TO Kien, Post-doctoral Research Fellow (SURGe),  

HA Tshui Mum, Research Associate, (SURGe) 

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Design for Depopulating Conditions – Formulating a Strategic Neighborhood Framework for Detroit 

Ian DICKENSON, Director, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA], Los Angeles  

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Multiprogrammatic urbanity for Indonesia 

Florian HEINZELMANN & Daliana SURYAWINATA 

Directors, SHAU Architects, Bandung / Rotterdam 

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Affordable Housing and Social Inclusion – the Case of Vienna and Austria   

Gerald KÖSSL, sociologist and housing researcher, GBV, Austrian Federation of Limited-Profit Housing Associations   

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HIGH-DENSE TYPOLOGY FOR BUILDING COMMUNITIES 

Introduction 

Oliver HECKMANN 

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Fostering Community Bonding in High-Density Habitations 

Im Sik CHO, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, National University Singapore  

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High Density Typologies for Building Community 

Jeremiah LIM, Deputy Director (Design Policy), Housing & Development Board, Singapore 

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Building Communities in High-Density Singapore – a Look at Integrated Design Typology 

SIEW Man Kok, Director, MKPL Architects, Singapore 

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Making sense of ‘community’: A call for new kinds of knowledge to shape urban futures 

Saffron WOODCRAFT, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London 

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ADAPTIVE AND RESPONSIVE HABITATION 

Introduction 

Oliver HECKMANN 

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Alternative Housing – For a Diverse and Inclusive Society  

Gérald LEDENT, Associate Professor, Faculté d’architecture, d’ingénierie architecturale, d’urbanisme,  

Université Catholique de Louvain 

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Type-Figurations – Comfort Zones and Active Grounds  

Bernd VLAY, Founder and Co-Director, StudioVlayStreeruwitz, Vienna 

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Promoting Healthy Longevity: The Role of Social Innovation 

Yee Wei LIM, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,  

National University of Singapore,  

Kimberly TEO, Cherylanne TAN, Alexandra Hospital, National University Health System,  

Junyu ONG, Duke-NUS Medical School 

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Experiments in Living Together 

Colin NEUFELD, Partner, 5468796 Architecture, Winnipeg, Canada 

Sharon WOHL, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, Department of Architecture 

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Beyond the Unit – Future Hybrid High-rise Commune 

Oliver HECKMANN, Director, Urban Housing Lab, Berlin 

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NEW TOOLS, NEW APPROACHES 

Introduction 

Oliver HECKMANN 

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Toolkits for Renewable and Regenerative Buildings  

Devni ACHARYA, Arup, Senior Consultant, Advisory, Planning and Design 

Emma BOUCHER, Arup, Consultant, Climate Change & Circular Economy,  

Richard BOYD, Arup, Senior Engineer, Climate Change & Circular Economy,  

Michael BUDIG, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design,  

Singapore University of Technology and Design,  

Elisa MAGNINI, Arup, Senior Consultant, Foresight + Research + Innovation

Neil WALMSLEY, Arup Singapore

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Social Design – principles & practices to foster caring urban communities  

Lekshmy PARAMESWARAN, László HERCZEG & Airí DORDAS PERPINYÀ (The Care Lab)

& Adrià GARCIA I MATEU (Holon and Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona) 

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Computational Design Futures in Housing 

Trevor Ryan PATT, Visiting Professor, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture 

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Retooling architectural performance analysis 

John Alstan JAKUBIEC, Assistant Professor, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design  

and The School of the Environment, University of Toronto,  

Timur DOGAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture,  

Cornell AAP Architecture Art Planning, Cornell University 

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