The population pressure and the massive urban migration to the megacities determine a constant housing discomfort in huge masses of population that, in conditions of great disadvantage, do not have access to housing. Without a quick response the housing crisis results in informal, self-managed solutions that become an emergency themselves. The city is called on to face this chronic stress enhancing its resilience, which also includes housing, as highlighted in the resilience framework. Developing a complex methodology based on the analysis of informal settlements and of case studies designed to prevent them, the present study investigates the possible contribution of architecture to the above framework and if any characterising features exist that, if pre-emptively applied to the project, may favour resilient responses. Taking metadesign as a reference, and after outlining the characterising features, the present study drafts a “Framework of technical guidelines for essential new and temporary housing solutions”, structured in “Technical sheets for planning” aimed at helping all the players involved in design processes reach resilient outcomes.
Montella, I., Tonelli, C. (2017). Housing emergency and minimum requirements for reception: contribution to the strategy of resilience. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Changing Cities III: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-Economic dimensions (pp.850-860). Thessaloniki : Grafima Publications.