Extended-Household as a Co-Residence Strategy

The Case Of Santiago De Chile

Authors

  • Juan Pablo Urrutia Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile
  • Cristian Robertson Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Francisco Walker Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

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DOI:

10.7480/rius.5.3991

Abstract

Extended- household, as a social phenomenon, depends on the value of relationships of support and dependence among the members of a community. When this collaborative relationship occurs between residents of the same dwelling, it is then understood as a situation of co-residence. In the case of Santiago de Chile, the Extended - household phenomenon has increased by 610%. Data shows that families prefer to sacrifice conditions of habitability, privacy and security to maintain networks of support, location and access to urban goods, rather than migrating to the periphery as homeowners. It is urgent to generate mechanisms that recognize the needs and preferences of those who make up this “chronic” housing deficit, which is shown today as a form of fragile resistance to socio-spatial segregation.

How to Cite

Urrutia, J. P., Robertson, C., & Walker, F. (2019). Extended-Household as a Co-Residence Strategy: The Case Of Santiago De Chile. Research in Urbanism Series, 5, 125-134. https://doi.org/10.7480/rius.5.3991

Published

2019-10-07

Author Biographies

Juan Pablo Urrutia, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile

Architect and MSc in Management and Administration of Real Estate Projects of the University of Chile. Master in Public Administration, London School of Economics and Political Science and Master in Public Affairs, Institut d’études politiques of Paris (Sciences Po). He is currently Assistant Professor and head of the Architecture School at the University of Chile, and Co-Curator of the XIX Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism.

Cristian Robertson, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Architect from the Catholic University of Chile, MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College of London. He is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at Catholic University of Chile, Advisor at the Housing and Urban Development Division  of BID, and part of the team of the 9x18 Laboratory.

Francisco Walker, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Architect from the Catholic University of Chile and MSc Urban Development Planning, from The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London. Founder of the Incubator of Public Projects of the School of Architecture and Researcher of the 9x18 Laboratory, UC.

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