Worlds of Homelessness (2019)

There is a common misconception that city planning and architecture seek to provide “solutions to end homelessness.” These solutions include various types of supportive,...

Aging in [a] Place: Planning, Design & Spatial Justice in Aging Societies (2019)

The United States is an aging society with growing economic inequality and socio-cultural diversity. Age-associated disadvantages, such as declining health, overlap with unequal access...

The Housing System (2019)

The Housing System was a six-program series on pressing issues at the intersection of design, policy, and politics in housing in spring 2019.Plagued with seemingly...

Homelessness Charrette (2019)

Design as a human right, not a luxury or a privilege, has been at the core of SCI-Arc's mission and pedagogy since our founding...

Acts of Design: New Housing Paradigms in North America (2018)

This day-long conference assesses the current state of housing in North America through a combination of case-studies and expanded thematic discussions among architects, academics,...

Reframing Housing Development (2018)

What can be done to reduce the cost of housing, particularly in the United States? To help answer this question, we will bring together...

Tower, Slab, Superblock: Social Housing Legacies & Futures

A single-day conference exploring policy and design strategies for reinvigorating postwar social housing. In 2016, the League brought together architects, historians, and activists from three...

Housing the Majority (2015)

In recent decades, debates on slums and the future of urban life have raged. Novelists, filmmakers, academics, cultural institutions, NGOs, foundations, and think tanks...

Buell Colloquium: The Figure of Democracy: Houses, Housing and the Polis (2014)

Saturday, May 10, 2014East Gallery, Buell Hall10:00­: Welcome Reinhold Martin (Director, Buell Center)10:10: “The Specter of Democracy: Figuring the Nineteenth-Century Anarchist City” Irene Cheng...

Making Room – New York (2013)

Launched in 2011, this design study considered new types of housing to match New York's contemporary demographics and lifestyles. New York City has a remarkably...

Beyond Sprawl Symposium (2002)

The video begins with the conclusion of a presentation on the obstacles to low-density housing in Los Angeles by Angela Brooks-Scarpa.Gary Paige introduces a...

Burghers in Suburbia: Holland 1998-2010

The Dutch government plans to build one million houses by the year 2010. What makes the Dutch situation unique is the employment – and the influence...

Park Hill and the Future of Public Housing (1996)

The Park Hill estate in Sheffield is one of the most ambitious public housing schemes of the post-war years. The estate was designed by...

Cities and the Future: The British and Australian Debate (1992)

Can our cities of the past be adapted to the needs of the future? This is the theme of a two-day conference co-hosted by...