Micro-living, shared living and co-living are an emerging phenomenon in housing popping up in cities around the globe.These new living facilities are challenging the traditional patterns in which housing is organised. To some, they embody the promise of living with a greater sense of community. To others, they are simply smaller shelters for high prices. But what is their real value and what do they contribute to the city?This publication is the result of an exploration of this rapidly growing trend by Pop-Up City and tries to understand its impact and its development. Why is this happening right here and right now? What do these living communities mean to the people that live in them and to the cities hosting them? And is this the future of urban living?