The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) is the only biennial exhibition in the world that is based exclusively on the set themes of URBANISM AND URBANIZATION. The event which ran from December 2017 through March of 2018 was Co-organized by the two neighboring and closely interacting cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Curated by Urbanus, Designing Affordability was selected for entry where the original exhibition incorporated additional information around affordability in Chinese cities. More information can be found here.
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Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now presents 23 case studies that address ways of reducing costs without compromising design quality. Affordable housing typically refers to policy initiatives that ensure that residents at a certain income can qualify for housing units, but affordability is a broader concept. The exhibition examines how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing by rethinking how we build, maintain, and occupy structures.