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Lucy Bullivant, Editor-in-chief, Urbanista.org

‘Dwell in possibility’*: new issue of Urbanista.org coming soon in spring 2018!

‘Dwell in possibility’, the next issue of Urbanista.org is due to be released in spring 2018. ‘Dwell in possibility’ interprets the verb ‘to dwell’ in a wide sense, focusing on pressing issues, analysing and revealing the latest self-managing capacities for and innovation in mixed tenure housing, investigating emerging strategies for collective self-organised and other mixed tenure housing solutions in the UK and across Europe.

The issue investigates the state of the custom & self build sector in the UK; Karakusevic Carson Architects‘ mixed use and tenure housing design in London, and features architect Darryl Chen (Hawkins\Brown) and Urbanista.org essayist on The Emperor’s New Housing – the London Housing Design Guide. There are reviews of ‘Development, Design and Profit in the 21st century’, The National Urban Design Conference 2015, staged in Bristol in autumn 2015 by the Urban Design Group; and ‘Designing City Resilience‘, RIBA conference, summer 2015, at which 25 countries were represented; architect and academic Mariangiulia Bennicelli Pasqualis (partner, ipostudioarchitetti srl) on the European project PROFICIENT, led by 17 different collaborating partners across the EU responding to the EU-wide trend for collective self-organised (CSO) housing processes boosting the quality and scale of energy-efficient buildings and districts. In parallel, what kinds of new relationships can be fostered between ports and their hinterlands, and between cities, ports and their territories of water, can be shaped? A report from the Port City Talks Antwerp-Istanbul exhibition, MAS, Antwerp, part of the Europalia biennial there, on until 24 Jan 2016.

*Emily Dickinson.

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George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, the 2015 European Green Capital, speaking at Designing City Resilience, RIBA, June 2015. 

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