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Cities designed for social isolation?
October 23, 2019
Although cities are the epicentre of human activity, loneliness is a growing concern. Our city streets are filled with anonymous faces and people rarely know who their neighbours are. The way cities are build is not working in our favour. Urbanites often feel alone and miss a sense of belonging. We believe that redesigning public places and co-living provides a solution to the global loneliness epidemic.
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Why green cities are important
September 6, 2019
Urbanisation is putting pressure on our planet's resources like never before. Between 2019 and 2025 over 2 billion square meters of new building stock will be developed every year! It is important to consider what impact these new structures will have on our planet and on the people that will inhabit them. We believe a return of timber as main construction material has many environmental benefits and could make cities a better place to live in.
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Global affordable housing crisis
September 5, 2019
The demand for affordable housing in large cities is at a record high. Housing prices continue to rise and the lack of affordable alternatives is clearly visible. At Habit, we are motivated to help solve the global housing crisis. But what is really causing the surge of housing prices in cities all over the world and what can we do about it? Through better use of space and by sharing living costs, we believe co-living could enable more affordable housing.
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