This paper considers both the housing emergency and unused building stock as part of "People and Community" and shows how, by recovering unused buildings in metropolitan areas for residential use and through conscious management by the inhabitants, the energy-hungry building stock can be upgraded and mitigate the housing emergency. The Case Study reported here is the "Spin Time Labs" building in the heart of Rome, a former office building squatted by 180 homeless families (323 inhabitants) since 2013 that has become an urban regeneration laboratory and creator of economic value and social redemption.
Tonelli, C., Montella, I., Cardone, B., Moscheni, N. (2018). An innovative housing model for users behavior changes: from informal occupancy to urban regeneration.. In PLEA 2018: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit (pp.833-838). Hong Kong : Edward Ng, Square Fong, Chao Ren.