DIF ON DEMAND Affordable Circular Cities: What If Land Use Was Circular?

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The Disruptive Innovation Festival is an online festival of ideas that asks the question: what if we could redesign everything? During the DIF, we’ll be asking our speakers to tell us what they think is in store for the future of the economy. While watching you can chip in with your thoughts and questions: sign up for a free My DIF account and ask your question through the discussion forum below the live stream!

In the US, 1 in 4 renters pay half their income on rent. As more than half of the world live in cities, housing crises hit dense urban environments while commute worsens. Is this the fate of urban dwellers? Are cities really running out of space?

What if we tell you that 60 to 90% of the time spaces in buildings are empty? How many offices stay empty at night while homeless sleep right in front? Should we pay full rent for a space we use only half a day? There is a clear mismatch between needs and capacities, which is embedded in outdated land uses.

In this session, the speaker will address how circular cities could revolutionise affordability, and she will challenge the way we think and use urban spaces.

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Christelle Rohaut

Co-founder OpenHouse, Urban Innovator.

From environmental sciences to inclusive cities, Christelle is passionate about growing positive social and natural impacts for happier livelihoods. I seek to innovatively rethink urban systems to help cities be a happier place for all. Graduate student in City Planning at the University of California Berkeley, I founded the social entreprise OpenHouse to address affordability in cities. It promotes circular land uses with a more intense use of residential spaces during the day.

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Cities Future of Work

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