In the relationship between production activities and the territory, labour has profoundly changed in recent decades. In this moment of economic transition, when there is not yet a model for reference that can help advance the understanding of real phenomena, it becomes essential to go back “in the field” to observe the spaces of production. The Productive Habitats initiative proposes new hypotheses to understand how the new paradigms of labour, even when inserted in to old models of territorialisation, can contribute to human settlements evolution of the city-territory.