From Nov 2 to Nov 6

Entretiens Jacques Cartier 2020

Resilience and social housing quality in a context of transition: a design-centred approach.  

Par Sonia Hedhibi

Poster of the virtual summit of the Entretiens Jacques Cartier talks © Centre Jacques Cartier

The symposium Resilience and social housing quality in a context of transition: a design-centred approach took place during the Entretiens Jacques Cartier, from 2 to 6 November 2020. Held online, due to the Covid crisis, it is based on a collaborative project between the Cité du design and the Bureau du design de Montréal. The project is led by design, housing and social experts from both parties and highlights the various public policies related to access to housing.


Topics covered

I - Quality in design and living
How do public authorities address the issue of housing quality and sustainability or, conversely, what role do they give to housing in sustainability and resilience policies?
The first part gives the floor to municipal stakeholders from Saint-Étienne and Montreal and draws a portrait of the issues that link quality in design and housing. It enables different approaches to be drawn up depending on the country.

II - The inhabitant, a player in energy efficiency
The second part illustrates the innovative approaches developed by specialists from each of the two cities. It shows the increasing consideration of environmental concerns in the housing design process. This broadening reflects the multiplication of issues related to the ecological transition. Building as much on the consideration of the inhabitant as an actor of the energy efficiency of the building as on the analysis of the impacts of the building on the sustainability and resilience of its integration environment, different design approaches emerge in order to renew the sustainable housing project.

III - Take into account the "user perspective".
The third and last part illustrates some ideas from designers and architects from Saint-Étienne and Montreal. Understanding social issues through social housing raises the question of the "user perspective", as much in the capacity of housing to adapt to the resident's changing lifestyle as in the dimension of inclusion in the city and living together. How do designers take into account the user perspective at the different scales of intervention? What are the avenues of innovation related to inclusion, lifestyles and the layout of inhabited spaces both inside and outside?

Les Entretiens Jacques Cartier
Organised by the Centre Jacques Cartier for thirty years each year, this event is the largest francophone meeting between the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and Quebec (and Ottawa). It is a unique time of exchange, which mobilises nearly 4,500 people each year.

La Rencontre : from 25th to 27th May 2021 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. In the continuity of the virtual summit, the meeting aims to bring conclusions and restitutions of the actions initiated in November.

Par Sonia Hedhibi

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