Habitat Unit

The Habitat Unit is a globally networked research and teaching centre developing new approaches, expertise and application-oriented tools relevant for global urbanisation and urban change processes. The Habitat Unit is committed to an inclusive and rights based approach to urban policy, urban management as well as development-oriented and actor-driven planning.

Based at the School of Architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin, the Habitat Unit promotes an extended understanding of urban and architectural design, which integrates spatial, material and cultural sensitivities with new models of participation, co-production and urban governance.

The Habitat Unit collaborates closely with leading universities worldwide, advises national and global development agencies and represents the TU Berlin as official partner in the Habitat Partner Universities Initiative established by the United Nations Center for Human Settlements (UN HABITAT).