The Future of Communal Living: Exploring the Architectural and Technological Possibilities of the Shared, Multigenerational Urban Home in 2030

Emad Alyedreessy, Ivana Tosheva

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This chapter offers a hypothetical glimpse into the future of urban living in 2030, specifically the rising prominence of contemporary shared living practices as a response to the growing socio-economic challenges and the desire to foster a sense of community within cities. The discourse revolves around the concept of multigenerational living, exploring its potential social and psychological benefits, as well as the concerns related to architectural design, privacy, and the ethical implications associated with emerging technologies. By engaging in grounded speculation, this chapter highlights the importance of adapting to change and accommodating for diversity to help create resilient urban communities in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Home
Subtitle of host publicationTrends, Innovations and Disruptors in Housing Design
EditorsAlejandro Moreno-Rangel, Ruth Conroy Dalton
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781003358244
ISBN (Print)9781032414683, 9781032414676
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2023

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