Transitional Social Housing Research with Participatory social innovation
Recognising the strategic importance of Transitional Social Housing (TSH) in breaking the dichotomy of public and private housing and TSH’s potential as an alternative housing type for the inadequately housed, in October 2018 Jockey Club Design Institute of Social Innovation (JCDISI) organised an “One from Hundred Thousand” Social Innovation Symposium on “ Transitional Social Housing” to deliberate how society can better use idle land resources to accelerate TSH supply as a form of empowerment house to tackle poverty.
It also provides a participatory social innovation platform for passionate members of the community from different disciplines and sectors to share their expertise, collaborate, produce innovative solutions to expedite TSH in Hong Kong.
During the “One from Hundred Thousand” Social Innovation Symposium co-creation stage, one topical case of individual flats and five sites with different socio-economic and physical constraints and potentials were chosen as case studies. Seven conceptual schemes were developed by 86 participants from different discipline and sectors during the co-creation and Symposium stage.
Provision of TSH has been taken as an opportunity to foster social integration, strengthen community relationship and develop a sense of belonging and pride to becoming part of the neighbourhood. Key concepts such as heritage and cultural preservation, neighbourhood enhancement and placemaking have been embedded in every conceptual design schemes developed through “One from Hundred Thousand” co-creation process and carried forward into the SOINNO Action Project stage.
Summary Report on ‘One from Hundred Thousand’ Season 1 Transitional Social Housing: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/disi/images/pdf/S1-Summary-Report.pdf