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.
Ilgar Isbatov - AzerbaijanIlgar Isbatov is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of Architecture. He has headed numerous architecure projects, several of which have won awards. In 2010 Isbatov was awarded the "Progress" medal by the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in 2012 he was named "Honored Architect of Azerbaijan". He is the Director of the Baku State Institute of Technology. He has overseen reconstruction of facades and design of residential buildings and streets.
Philippe Capelier - France
György Kerekes - Hungary
Diego Zoppi - Italy
Daniel Fortuna Do Couto - Portugal
Rafael Balanzo - Spain
Alfredo Gomez Villanueva - Colombia
Janice Long Yan Lee - Hong Kong
Sahar Attia - Egypt
Rebecca (Rivka) Gutman - Israël