Housing & Community Lab

The Housing & Community Lab was established in 2006 to invent new models of city form and function to accommodate the hyper-rapid urbanization ongoing in Asia without sacrificing livability. Originally established in China more than 20 years ago as an iteration of the Beijing Urban Design Studio—a joint program between MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning and Tsinghua University—the Housing & Community Lab program expanded to India with a workshop and design studio in the southern town of Erode: subsequent studios were set in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Landscape and Urbanism: Around the Bay of Mumbai, a recent publication, summarizes this work.

Adèle Naudé Santos and faculty from SA+P