(Self) Housing Management: Challenges For Collective Densification

  • Luz María Vergara TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment


The development of self-organised neighbourhoods positions the residents at the centre of the process. They organise themselves to plan, densify and subsequently manage their dwellings collectively. This chapter focuses on defining the type of management that accompanies the housing densification in condominium tenure, and the challenges related to the maintenance and administration of common property areas. Housing management is understood as a multidimensional process in which the correct performance of the condominium is defined by organisational, technical and sociocultural aspects. From the identification of challenges for the community and the institutions, this chapter reflects on the need for cross-sector collaboration and institutional support to ensure a sustainable long-term management.

Author Biography

Luz María Vergara, TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Architect and MSc en Architecture from the Catholic University of Chile, and Doctor from the Delft University of Technology with specialization in housing management in vulnerable contexts. She is currently postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Management in the Built Environment and part of the Co-Lab Research team at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

How to Cite
VERGARA, Luz María. (Self) Housing Management. Research in Urbanism Series, [S.l.], v. 5, p. 135-144, oct. 2019. ISSN 1879-8217. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/rius/article/view/3992>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/rius.5.3992.