Social Sustainability in Urban Planning

Social sustainability is the main lenses for investigating housing policies in urban planning. Fostering social sustainability in housing means creating inclusive, secure and healthy communities, well-functioning into the urban dynamics.

Our research focuses on public housing, social housing and more generally on affordable housing as a welfare policy, on the interrelations between public and private actors in retrofitting the housing stock, on citizens’ engagement and occupant behaviour for energy consumption optimisation.


Our researches adopt an RRI approach anticipating and assessing potential implications and societal expectations, taking into account five components: Public engagement, Open access, Gender equality, Ethical issues and promoting formal and informal science education.