Research

Our focus consists of a wide range of interlinked thematic areas, such as:

  • Innovative housing and residential practices, including new forms of cooperative housing and co-housing, in the context of rapidly changing socio-cultural contexts;
  • The impact of demographic phenomena such as declining mortality and fertility rates on qualitative and quantitative housing demands and on their repercussion on socio-spatial landscapes;
  • Housing and land use policies and their consequences on urban densification, neighbourhood development strategies, quality of life and sustainable lifestyles;
  • Adequate and affordable housing for a wide range of people, including low-income families, elderly and disabled people, migrants, refugees and people displaced by conflicts and disasters;