Questioning some forms and qualities of urban togetherness: friendliness, inclusion, hospitality

Designing Urban Inclusion - Metrolab Brussels MasterClass I


By and large, public architecture and city planning are a matter of spatially and materially organising the coexistence of various types of individuals and groups, and the co-functioning of different kinds of uses and activities. By providing an infrastructure for urban togetherness, they take on a crucial societal role. Many issues related to urban togetherness have to do with the space we share (or do not share); they have both spatial causes and spatial consequences. Since many forms of social injustice are also a matter of spatial injustice, a social inclusion policy must also be a spatial inclusion policy.

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