Coordinating Country

1.067.030 EUR

Project Description

The regeneration of large-scale social housing estates through living labs

This research project starts from the observation that interrelated social and spatial problems in large-scale social estates are generally tackled independently from one another. The overall aim of this project is to develop an integrated approach towards the renovation of the public and collective spaces of such estates. These approaches will be developed, tested and refined via an evaluation of existing projects in Paris, of an ongoing living lab experience in Milan and in new living lab projects in Brussels and Paris. In these labs we examine how social tenants can be effectively involved in renovation processes, but also how such involvement can be aligned with top-down planning processes.

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Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Michael Ryckewaert
Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research (BE)

Société du Logement de la Région Bruxelles Capitale (BE)

Samenlevingsopbouw (BE)

Habitat et Rénovation (BE)

DAStU – Politecnico di Milano

Osservatorio Regionale sulla Condizione Abitativa – Regione Lombardia

Azienda Lombarda Edilizia Residenziale (IT)

Associazione Temporiuso (IT)

AHTTEP – AUSSER – École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris La Villette

AAFeraru (FR)

Éupolis Lombardia (IT)

Regione Lombardia (IT)

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