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Programme Director - (MA) Urban Design

Assistant Professor

Department of Architecture

National University of Singapore


Oscar Carracedo is an Architect, Urbanist and Educator from Barcelona, currently director of the Master of Urban Design Programme, director of the DRIA-Designing Resilience in Asia International Research Programme and director of the InnerHoods Lab, where he develops his research on resilience, sustainability, informal urbanism and low-income housing policies, practices and processes, and integrated planning. His expertise also includes urban development and urban regeneration, with a special focus on developing countries. 

Oscar is the author of numerous books and articles, and drawn on his research he has recently published 'Ibid. In the same place', where he explores on-site resilient revitalisation strategies for informal settlements and low-income neighborhoods, 'Indushoods. From industries to Neighbourhoods' a study on how to renew and reposition industrial areas, and 'Naturban' a reflection about the relationship and integration between urban and natural milieu in cities. He has lectured at Columbia University (New York-USA), Pratt Institute (New York-USA), MIT (Boston-USA), Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Istituto Universitario di Architectura di Venezia-IUAV (Italy), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi-KMUTT (Bangkok, Thailand), Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan) and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica (Quito, Ecuador), among others. 

Oscar is also CEO and co-founder of CSArchitects, an urban planning, urban design and architecture firm based in Barcelona, Spain. In his more than 17 years of international professional experience he has been responsible of more than thirty masterplans, and a extense number of projects and consultancies in urban design; site, physical and spatial planning; architecture and public spaces, as well as many projects with underserved communities. Oscar has won two national urban planning and design prizes, more that forty national and international competitions, and his work and research has been awarded and published nationally and internationally.

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