Professor of the National University of Singapore
Oscar Carracedo is an Architect, Urbanist and Educator, currently teaching as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. He is the director of the DRIA-Designing Resilience in Asia Programme. International Design Competition and Symposium, and director of the InnerHoods Lab, where he develops his research on informal urbanism, integrated planning and liveability. His expertise also includes urban resilience and sustainability, and urban regeneration and development, with a special focus on developing countries.
Oscar is the author of numerous books, book chapters, and articles, and drawn on his research he has recently published ‘Ibid. In the same place’, about on-site resilient revitalisation strategies for informal and low-income neighborhoods, ‘Urban Revitalization Strategies for Low-income communities in Manila’, dealing with alternative urban development strategies for the renewal of low-income urban settlements, ‘Indushoods. From industries to Neighbourhoods’ a study on how to renew and reposition industrial areas, and ‘Naturban’ about the relationship and integration between urban and natural milieu in cities.
Oscar is also co-founder director of CSArchitects where he developes his professional activity. In his more than 17 years of professional experience he has been responsible of a large number of masterplans, projects and consultancies in urban design; site, physical and spatial planning, architecture and public spaces, as well as many projects with underserved communities to help them transform their neighborhoods into better places to live. Oscar has won more that forty national and international competitions, and his work has been awarded and published nationally and internationally.