Urban Habitats

Areas of expertise:

Darlun Urban Habitats


Urban Habitats is an urban design and design research practis/ce. Our focus is on creating places that are good for the health of both people and the planet.

Our vision is for health, learning, play, care, work, and more besides to be valued based on what contributes to a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life and not solely as a cost or return on investment. This extends to valuing practitioners of all disciplines alongside communities.

We are not here to push a new technocracy to replace the previous one. Rather we anticipate that as communities start to consider what is important to them they will have questions and will need space to think about them.

Our vision is for a new form of practise to emerge that creates a space within which creative strategy, thinking, and making can be undertaken by coalitions of communities and practitioners working side-by-side.

Urban Habitats is led by Mark Drane who is also a doctoral researcher at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments.

Company Name: 
Urban Habitats
Role / Position: 
Urban Design / Design Research