Oscar Carracedo is an Architect, Urbanist and Educator, currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. He is the director of the DRIA-Designing Resilience in Asia International Research Programme, and director of the InnerHoods Lab, where he develops his research on resilience, sustainability, integrated urban planning and informal urbanism. His expertise also includes health cities, and the relationship between urban development and wellbeing; urban regeneration and development, with a special focus on developing countries.
Oscar is also co-founder director of CSArchitects, an urban planning, urban design and architecture firm based in Barcelona, Spain. Spanning over 17 years of international professional experience, he has been responsible for more than 30 masterplans, an extensive number of projects and consultancies in urban design, site, physical and spatial planning, architecture and public spaces, as well as many projects with underprivileged communities. Oscar has won two national urban planning and design prizes; more than 40 national and international competitions, and his work and research has been awarded and published nationally and internationally.
Oscar is the author of numerous books and articles, and drawn on his research he has recently published ‘Ibid. In the same place’, where he explores on-site resilient revitalisation strategies for low-income neighborhoods, ‘Indushoods. From industries to Neighbourhoods’ a study on how to renew and reposition industrial areas, and ‘Naturban’ a reflection about the relationship and integration between urban and natural milieu in cities.
Jean-Christophe Dissart is a Professor at the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), France. A former director of the SFR Territoires en Réseaux (Networked Territories), he currently heads the Institute of Urban Planning and Alpine Geography, an academic department of the UGA. As a member of the PACTE research centre, he works on local development issues and explores various topics, including quality of life and planning, socio-spatial inequalities, the role of amenities and tourism and applying the capability approach in the context of advanced economies.
Inge is the founding Principal at AIR studio, an internationally award-winning research-in-practice architecture firm. As a Passive House trained professional, Inge’s practice is centered on inclusion, collaboration, and sustainability with expertise ranging from multi-generational to student- and- senior housing. All projects designed at AIR studio support the mindset that all justice must include climate justice.Together with Jessica Chen of Wabi Sabi Planning Lab, Inge co-founded the research-to-action collective Design for Inclusion (D4i), a transdisciplinary initiative based in Vancouver and Montreal. As a collaboration, D4i works to innovate housing design processes toward new inclusive housing models, develop projects advocating for community equity, and seeks opportunities to prototype innovative inclusive housing models. Inge Roecker teaches design studios and graduate courses in the Master of Architecture program at UBC and leads an interdisciplinary UBC Housing and Wellbeing Research Group. Her research and teaching centers on inclusion in architecture of the everyday. Inge’s teaching philosophy fosters new paths of architectural inquiry that bring lived-experience closer to the design processes. Inge’s research and design projects investigate social issues arising through the mismatch between people and the spaces they inhabit. Her projects respond to how we can meaningfully house people regardless of age, ability, or demographics. She is a frequent consultant to cities and community-based organizations on these topics. Inge has a long history in supporting the Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization process. At present she serves as a board member of Dr Sun-Yat Sen Classical Garden, Chinatown Society Heritage Building Association and Chinatown Legacy Stewardship Group, preparing the historic area to be designated a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Dr. Daphne Rebecca Frank, is currently senior climate coordinator at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). She was head of the global project Cities Fit for Climate Change, which has been finalized in 2019. Since several years she designs and evaluates urban projects worldwide. Daphne Frank is an architect and urban planner with a PhD in Economic and Social Sciences. The first years of her professional career she was a member of Architecture and Urban Planning offices and held research positions at the Universities of Stuttgart, Kassel and Darmstadt in Germany. She grew up and also worked in Ecuador/South America for several years. She has published widely, and her expertise includes topics such as climate change in general, climate friendly and resilient urban development, disaster risk management, housing, and urban governance.
Nebojsa Camprag is a Nebojša Čamprag is a Visiting Professor of International Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Darmstadt, and the principal researcher of the Research Lab & Networking Platform “Urban Morphosis Lab” (UML). In his research, Nebojša investigates interactions between socio-economic and political transitions and the built environment in a comparative and international context. He has participated in many workshops and conferences and published numerous scientific papers and book chapters highlighting the challenges of transformative urban policies and planning initiatives and opportunities for sustainable urban development.