Social Habitat

What we do

Social inequality is becoming increasingly visible, especially in the urban environment, where people from various social strata live in close proximity. The increase in social inequality in urban areas has been shown to have a direct correlation with homelessness, unemployment, social deprivation, and health problems. The UIA Social Habitat Programme works to investigate these problems from an architectural standpoint, and to start implementing positive social action within the architectural community.

How we do it

  • Peer learning – Programme Members from around the world exchange experiences and good practice through debates and seminars organised by the Programme.
  • Research – The Programme produces analysis, compilations of case studies, and best practice recommendations to be distributed to the relevant local and national authorities.

Who we work with

Architects, urban planners, local and national legislators, and social activists.

 

Directors

Sahar Attia
Philippe Capelier
France

Members

Marcela Abla
Brazil
Bülent BATUMAN
Turkey
Teresa Buroni
Uruguay
Victor Galves
Chile
Mariana Garcia
Mexico
Jacopo Gresleri
Italy
Rebecca Gutman
Israel
Jie Han
China
Young Han
North Korea
Agatha Irabor
Nigeria
Rodolfo Jimenre
Chile
Tonia Katerini
Greece
Jamel Matmati
Tunisia
Soha Mneimneh
Lebanon
Sherif Morgan
Egypt
Heipert Nadav
Israel
George Ndege
Kenya
Masud Rashid
Bangladesh
Enock Ruziga
Rwanda
Debatosh Sahu
India
Izumi Sakata
Japan
Barsha Shrestha
Nepal