REbirth INhabit

REbirth-INhabit RE-ACTIVATE Architecture is a research group based at University CEU San Pablo – Institute of Technology. Lead by Dr. Juan Manuel Ros, it aims to build and transfer new scientific knowledge, and to develop innovative projects with clear applicability.

In February 2012 the group consolidated its research activities and started following the outlines of the ‘Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas (CRUE)’ that in the introduction of its ‘PROTOCOLO DE ACTUACIÓN DE LAS UNIVERSIDADES FRENTE A SITUACIONES DE CRISIS HUMANITARIAS (2006)’ states that: ‘University, as another cooperation agent, can provide humanitarian assistance in international crises and disaster situations, contributing to the reconstruction of devastated areas’

REbirth INhabit Group‘s mandate is to support sustainable development in developing countries. From our Benin, Panama and Peru experiences the groups was aware how cities around the world face unpredictable challenges in increasing intensity. Despite these risks, cities and their residents are often forced to rely on short-term planning and post-hoc fixes. Risk and Resilience, a concentration area within the Research Group scopes, sets out to develop an anticipatory approach to spatial planning, providing communities with tools to effectively prepare for, cope with, and manage rapid change and the spatial, social and economic vulnerabilities it produces. Our efforts are focused on the analysis of depressed areas that engender new risks and vulnerabilities so that potential humanitarian crises could be avoided while designing tools to make the fullest possible contribution toward their reconstruction.

Major Rebirth Inhabit initiatives include Benin Work Camp and the Project for a Nutritional Center in NATITINGOU.

We work in partnership with University CEU San Pablo’s Volunteer office, CEU International and CEU Research Office.