Alina Muzioł-Węcławowicz, PhD, urban geographer, researcher and consultant specializing in housing economy and housing policy, especially social and affordable housing, urban renewal and local development issues. She was professionally associated with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the National Economy Bank, the Warsaw University of Technology. Currently cooperates with Habitat for Humanity Poland, the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and local governments in Poland. An author of many research papers and expertise’s on housing, especially social housing in Poland and urban renewal. Alina promotes social rental housing, active role of the local governments in housing policy, including social housing, housing projects in urban renewal programmes.