Working Neighborhoods

Methods, 14.10.2015

Industry means making things. The industrial revolution has constituted the most fundamental transformation of our planet. And industrial innovation accelerates to this day. Today, most forms of production are shrinking, becoming customizable. As a result, production and industry are returning to cities. They had been banned for more than a 100 years – in fact the very basis of urban planning is zoning – separating residential, industry etc. Today, we want to mix. Proximities between functions that include production offer incredible opportunities for making districts and working neighborhoods. ORG URBANISM has designed and at this point built the first phase of the Brussels productive food district (Abattoir) is shrinking. ORG URBANISM faculty were principal investigators on research on the working neighborhood at MIT; and are now engaged in the design of new industry and production towers in Brooklyn, NY.