7 sustainable housing designs: Passivhaus in Western Europe

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 […]

The role of large cities in providing affordable housing in Central and Eastern Europe

role of large cities in providing affordable housing in europe

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 […]

The Affordable Housing initiative and the New European Bauhaus: EU policy implications at national and local levels

new european bauhaus

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 […]

How to improve housing affordability, adequacy and resiliency to meet the needs of low-income households?

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 […]