SPATIAL SEGREGATION – AN UNACKNOWLEDGED PROBLEM
Tiit Tammaru is a professor of Urban and Population Geography and Head of the Centre for Migration and Urban Research at the Department of Geography at the University of Tartu, Estonia. He is a leading scholar on socio-economic and ethnic segregation, urban and neighborhood change, migration, residential mobility and housing. He is especially interested in understanding the spatial dimensions of urban poverty and migration, and associated spatial and social policy.
Montserrat Pareja Eastaway
Montserrat Pareja Eastaway is associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona. She is the coordinator of the research group “Creativity, Innovation and Urban Transformation” at the University of Barcelona. Her field of interest is focused on housing policy, developed at the three levels of government: central, regional and local, and its social implications. Housing affordability, tenure and housing policy measures and urban renewal plans are, among others, key aspects in her research. She has been involved in several projects, not only academic, but also directly working with policymakers. The comparison with other European situations is a regular issue in her research career. She has been the Spanish partner responsible for the SOCOHO project funded by the European Union- 5th Framework Program and the RESTATE project funded by the 6th Framework Program. She has been an active member of the Strategic Plan of Barcelona, in particular in the Commission on social cohesion and territory. She is also a member of the Co-ordination Committee of the European Network for Housing Research.
Paul Watt teaches and undertakes research on cities and suburbs, especially in relation to social housing, regeneration, homelessness, employment, gentrification, neighborhoods and communiti He has published several books about those topics. "Social Housing and Urban Renewal: A Cro National Perspective" P. Watt and P. Smets (2017) "Mobilities and Neighborhood Belonging in Cit and Suburbs" P. Watt and P. Smets (2014) "Understanding Social Inequality" T. Butler and P. W (2007)
Lara Anne Hale
Lara Anne Hale is Assistant Professor and postdoc researcher in the Department of Management, Society and Communications at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), focusing on the development of sustainability in the building sector. Her current project is an industrial postdoctoral fellowship with VELUX, CBS, and BLOXHUB on the topic of "Smart Buildings and Cities Business Model Innovation." “Technology as spatial segregation”. This talk presents the role of smart technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) as contributing to increasing segregation among urban, suburban and rural spaces. Whereas the IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 5 th Generation Cellular Network (5G) are lauded as the future solutions to city living and quality of life, there is a clear gap in the development of smart city systems for non-urban environments. Given the dual role of governments and private companies for smart cities and buildings, the foci include urban governance and economies of scale. Similarly to how densification led to transportation focus in cities, while leaving suburbs and rural areas to either automobiles or abandonment, smartification can similarly be seen as technology-driven segregation.
LAN Architecture’s experimental community housing development, known as Carré Lumière and urban renovation of the Génicart district in Lormont
In 2002, together with by Benoit Jallon, Umberto Napolitano created LAN Architecture with the idea of exploring architecture as an area of activity at the intersection of several disciplines. A highly flexible 79-unit residential scheme Carré Lumière in Bègles, a suburb of Bordeaux, won the inaugural AR Housing award at 2016. LAN presented their Carré Lumière project and urban renovation of the Génicart district in Lormont at the Venice biennale at 2018. The French practice showcased its approach in utilizing architecture for a better quality of life and for developing answers to the social, ecological and economic challenges of the 21st century. Maxime Enrico, lead architect of LAN, has 10 years of professional experience working for international architectural firms (BIG in Denmark, MVRDV in Rotterdam). At LAN, he is responsible for the competition pole and manages all the projects in predesign phase. For this conference, Maxime Enrico concentrates on the essential question of forms in architecture. First creative act of the architect, it generates a second one: imagining movements, giving a building the ability to survive beyond the function it was originally built for. A starting point of a narrative, this approach translates a vision exceeding the client or the function, and considering this continuum that is the city, our city.
John L. Brown
Dean and Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Calgary
“Going home: future adaptive building for aging-in-place”
Architect John L. Brown proposes a new housing option for 21st century seniors. Future Adaptive Building (FAB) is an interior system of design, construction and inhabitation, that can adapt to meet changes in lifestyle, physical health, and cognitive health. It supports the dynamic realities of long-term aging-in-place across the full spectrum of housing types, that includes single-family houses, townhouses and low-rise and high-rise apartments. FAB incorporates strategies from a diverse realm of ideas about mass customization, serious leisure and the geography of care to create an adaptive residential interior building system. The presentation will highlight the application of FAB to meet the challenges facing rural Canadian seniors.