24 avr 2020

Why alternative models are key to affordable housing? Follow the URBACT-UIA webconference on community-led practices!

URBACT-UIA webconference on community-led practices!
Save the date! 24 April web conference on Community-Led practices URBACT and UIA are organising a web conference on 24 April (10.00 AM – 13.00 PM), exploring the practical ways cities implement community-led practices for housing. Save the date to share your ideas and experiences and to discuss with high level experts on alternative housing models.

Draft programme – 18.03.2020

While the public provision of low income, adequate and affordable housing is still to be pursued, alternative housing models and governance structures are experimented by European cities. 

The web conference will look into cities’ experiments to understand how community-led practices, through collaborative schemes, induce financial, social and citizen engagement solutions to housing affordability issues.  

Building on the experience of UIA and URBACT cities, the EU urban agenda partnerships, practitioners and experts, this web conference is the first of a series on the role of cities in working to implement this fundamental right. 

The online event is designed as an interactive exchange bringing experienced voices, exploring municipal-led initiatives and looking at innovative solutions and trends such as shared ownership, community-land trust, co-housing, cooperative housing and re-municipalisation of housing. 
The outcomes of this web conference will contribute directly into the European Urban Agenda Partnership on affordable housing work and will feed the set of actions and recommendations in terms of better knoweldge among cities, also aiming at pushing the agenda on the right to housing EU wide.

More info on speakers will come soon, stay tuned!