Urban integration

Based on the Cities report, we investigated the urban configurations and building typologies for today’s urban making. The main objective for this theme was to describe the current spatial conditions of locations for manufacturing and to develop principles for spatial conditions that facilitate urban manufacturing also in the future, when pressure on space increases through urbanisation and urban intensification is on the agenda.

We explored the challenges and potentials for the establishment of ‘making’ businesses through a triangulation of fieldwork, typological and morphological analysis as well as policy analyses. The findings are synthesised through the formulation of a spatial framework for the metropolitan and local scale that allows an adaptive development with spatial patterns for the integration of different types of industry in urban environments.