Sustainability is a hot topic in all corners of the world. From e-commerce to politics, industries across the globe are investigating old processes and coming up with new innovative methods to deliver their products or services while leaving as little impact on the planet as possible. The housing industry is also following suit and it’s […]
One of the most popular topics of conversation around the world is the housing affordability crisis. The cost of living combined with inflation has significantly impacted citizens across Europe. What’s also clear is that there is no single solution that can solve the problem. Each European state has taken a different approach to address the […]
The closing plenary of the Europe Housing Forum 2021 brings together city representatives, experts and a Member of the European Parliament to discuss methods for optimising the role of local governments of large cities in Central and Eastern Europe in facilitating the provision of affordable housing. The panellists discuss some of the barriers in making […]
Harnessing innovation for inclusive and green renewal of social, affordable housing neighbourhoods in Europe
This panel brings together experts and policymakers with the aim to compare the state-of-the-art of innovative and sustainable renovation of social/affordable housing to the reality on the ground in Europe. The group will discuss how to bring the two closer together, closing the existing gap between ground-breaking innovation and current practices, and how to engage […]
The Affordable Housing initiative and the New European Bauhaus: EU policy implications at national and local levels
In connection to the Renovation Wave, the European Commission’s strategy to foster renovation and promote climate neutrality and economic growth, the New European Bauhaus and the Affordable Housing Initiative appear as drivers for recovery and boosters of sustainable and affordable housing in Europe. This plenary gathers experts and members of the European Commission to discuss […]
The role of public-private-people partnerships (P4) in promoting social & affordable housing opportunities.
The need for adequate housing solutions is immense. Especially as the world is facing a global housing deficit. Across the globe, an estimated two billion people are in dire need of affordable, decent, and disaster-resilient homes. The magnitude of the global housing crisis is a function of multiple factors. For example, the national housing […]
How to improve housing affordability, adequacy and resiliency to meet the needs of low-income households?
Informal settlements can be defined by being geographically, economically, socially, and politically disengaged from broader urban systems. They can also be excluded from opportunities and decision-making. Living in informal settlements disproportionally affects certain groups. They often sit on the periphery of urban areas and lack access to markets and resources. Sustainable development target 11.1 measures […]