TECHNE 4 (2012): Social housing

Social Housing in times of crisis

TECHNE 4 (2012): Social housing

Published 2012-10-28


  • Social housing,
  • Economic crisis,
  • Operators

How to Cite

Pozzo, A. M. (2012). Social Housing in times of crisis. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (4), 35–43.


The consequences of the economic crisis on a social level are bringing about a series of changes in how we live and reside. Some of these transformations are destined to become structural and affect how housing is designed, to take into consideration new housing models, cultural diversity, nomadism linked to working mobility, and the ageing of the population.The provision of social housing must adapt to these transformations in society and respond to the challenge by expanding the services available to residents, in a new framework of relations between the public and private sectors.Public operators are joined by new parties such as foundations while attempting new forms of support for the private initiative, which adapts to cover a part of the requirement of the middle classes made more fragile by the crisis.


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