SCIBE explores the relationship between scarcity and creativity in the context of the built environment by investigating how conditions of scarcity might affect the creativity of the different actors involved in the production of architecture and urban design, and how design-led actions might improve the built environment in the future. The research is based on the analysis of processes in four European cities: London, Oslo, Reykjavik, and Vienna. More details of the project can be found here.


SCIBE Web Toolkit is live

We have now launched the web-based toolkit on Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment. Designed by the web consultants and designers, Softgrid, the toolkit allows anyone to collect references, examples and explanations in a fluid manner. Each visit to the site will form different collections. The site presents six provocations of scarcity, (Scarcity Is...), each of which lead to ...

Scarcity Exchange Video and Podcasts

Icelandic Trends

Mapping Urban Ecologies

SCIBE at the 6th Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium in Barcelona, October 2012

SCIBE PhD position

SCIBE in London Evening Standard

Drifting in Bromley-by-Bow

International Young Planning Professionals Award 2012: Winners announced!

SCIBE at BSA Annual Conference 2013

Scarcity and Creativity in the Reykjavík environment, a workshop