Is a post-war social housing area of poor quality, a vulnerable neighbourhood (app. 5000 inhabitants) in the city. The aim is to create new pathways, prototypes and processes towards new forms of meaning, imagination, shareability and realisation of an inclusive and sustainable (circular) living environment, by exploring how local qualities (high cultural diversity, high share of young and elderly people, heritage, green space, edible gardens) can integrate with policies and expertise of housing corporations.
Desire's three themes are powered with knowledge from eight demonstration sites, three in Denmark, two in Italy, and one in each of the other countries: The Netherlands, Slovenia, and Latvia.
Creating social and inclusive housing where we address the need for inclusive processes in the circular transformation of social housing.
Creating social and inclusive housing
Addresses the need for inclusive processes in circular transformation of social housing.
Transforming through symbiotic relationships
Focuses on how to optimize use of materials flow when rethinking urban landscapes in cities.
Reconciling cities with nature
Is about designing livable habitats and functional ecosystems from a multispecies perspective while rebalancing ‘land use’ to accommo-date resource generation and biodiversity.