The Urban Village Project Exhibition
About the exhibition
The Urban Village Project exhibition invites people to rethink how we design, build, finance and share our future homes, neighbourhoods and cities.
Cities all around the world are facing rapid urbanisation, ageing populations, effects from the climate crisis and a lack of natural resources. At the same time, we are in the middle of huge global housing pressures. We simply aren’t building enough affordable homes to keep up with the demand. Our cities are becoming increasingly unaffordable, unsustainable and socially unequal. And the situation is only becoming more challenging. By 2050 70% of our global population will dwell in cities (UN Desa, 2017). 40% of the areas that will need to be urban in 2030 do not yet exist (World Bank Group, 2016), and more than 1.6 billion people around the world is projected to lack access to affordable, adequate and secure housing by 2025 (World Resources Institute, 2017). On top of this, we face another challenge: people are living closer and are more connected than ever before, but we still feel increasingly lonely, anxious and stressed in our cities (Nature, 2011).
It’s in the intersection of these pressing challenges where SPACE10 and EFFEKT Architects believe The Urban Village Project might offer some solutions. The Urban Village Project is a vision for how to design, build and share our future homes, neighbourhoods and cities in order to improve our quality of life. Specifically, it aims to make our everyday more liveable, sustainable and affordable.
As part of our continued research into future ways of shared living, we are opening the exhibition with a panel of talks and discussions called “How Can We Create a Liveable, Affordable and Sustainable City“, inviting key thinkers and practitioners in the field to join in on the conversation.
Monday to Saturday, 12—6pm