Urban Housing - BMEEPUI0901


    lecturer: Dr. BENKŐ Melinda habil PhD
    person in charge: Dr. BENKŐ Melinda habil PhD
    every second Friday 12.00-15.00: 10Sept, 24Sept, 08Oct, 05Nov, 19Nov, (03Dec)
    grading: semester mark / 2 credits

    The seminar is related to the Urban Housing LAB of the BME Department of Urban Planning and Design: http://urb.bme.hu/urbanhousing/

    The objectives of this course are to introduce you to think critically about contemporary mass housing issues and solutions, to have an international comparison about the urban housing situation, and to make understand the complexity of mass housing development. As students arrive from different countries, the seminar uses the opportunity to learn from each other, to discover and compare several case studies. The five 4x45minute-long occasions are differentiated by geopolitical position and key topics:

    Introduction / urban housing terminology / comparative research method

    Post-Socialist Central European Countries / historic vs modern

    Western European Countries / contemporary alternative housing solutions & social housing

    Post-Soviet Countries / large housing estates & homeownership

    USA / high rise living & affordability 

    task: a comparative study in teamwork


    Benkő, Melinda & Kissfazekas, Kornélia (Eds.) (2019): Understanding Post-Socialist European Cities: case studies in urban planning and design. Budapest: L'Harmattan

    Urban, Florian (2012): Tower and Slab: History of Global Mass Housing. London: Routledge

    Homy: coliving, cohabiter (2018)

    Related Departmental Design Studio in the 7th semester of the integrated master and 1st of the master: http://www.urb.bme.hu/en/tanszeki-terv-3-kiskomplex/