Adaptive Reuse and Housing in the Historic City

By Andreas Savvides.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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The biggest growth in the population of the historic city is a result of the upward socioeconomic mobility of the indigenous population to the suburbs and their replacement by immigrant communities and non-traditional indigenous households with increasing urban densities. These neighborhoods are places in the central cities where the poor and the newcomers integrate into the broader community and economy. These communities, in turn, face serious obstacles as they seek to provide housing to the newcomers and to participate in the city’s economy.

Keywords: Historic City, Social Inclusion, Adaptive Reuse, Housing

The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.95-103. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.358MB).

Andreas Savvides

Faculty Member, Architecture Department, University of Cyprus, NICOSIA, Nicosia, Cyprus

Andreas Savvides is a registered architect and city planner and a LEED® Accredited Professional. He studied architecture and city planning in California and Massachusetts, and he has practiced as part of interdisciplinary design teams working on institutional projects. Andreas’ research interests are in sustainable design and development practices leading to the densification and regeneration of underperforming and underutilized urban cores. His approach to the field looks at both the environmental and the cultural factors pertaining to sustainable urban design and development with a focus on transit oriented development.