INDE. Summit - Program Details

Housing – Community And Connecting In Places We Live

With a change in how and where people want to live, cities and indeed some countries are fast losing their appeal. And so what are the new ways of living? With social housing and build to rent projects on the agenda in some countries and multi-generational and precinct design in others, the shape of how we live is undergoing a radical reappraisal. And how is tradition informing the way housing is designed today? Are we going back to the future where the village not the city was where most of us lived or do the tower blocks of the metropolis still reign supreme?
The shifting nature of community and connection is impacting the changing face of housing and architecture and design is at the forefront of this so let’s talk the how, why and where of housing today.

Key Take Aways:

  • How architecture addresses the housing crises that abounds in the Indo-Pacific region today
  • Investigate social forces that are changing design of housing such as Build to Rent.
  • As people move to regional areas investigate how the idea of the village is having a resurgence
  • Discover architecture and design that creates homes that can satisfy the aspects of health, technology and affordability
  • Delve into the technology, including AI and other transformative tools that are affecting architecture and driving change.


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Jeremy Smith

Irving Smith Architects


David Teh



Emma McInnes

Women in Urbanism Aotearoa and The Urban Advisory


Sonali Rastogi