Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva
UNECE and UN-HABITAT, in cooperation with the European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing (CECODHAS), will hold the workshop "Future of social housing: Environmental and social challenges and the way forward" from 4 to 5 February 2014 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
The event will develop different concepts of social housing and identify the main challenges that ECE countries need to address. Participants will discuss how to: provide and finance social housing; improve social cohesion and living conditions; reduce energy poverty; and promote environmental sustainability.
The workshop will include a field trip (free of charge, including transport) to an exposition of energy efficient technologies at TA Hydronics, in Nyon. Please find more information about the company at: http://www.tahydronics.com.
During the exposition, lunch and refreshments will be served.
Languages: English, French and Russian with simultaneous translation.
For more information contact: Lucrecia Bertelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
On 4 and 5 February 2014, the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management, in cooperation with UN-Habitat and the European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing (CECODHAS), held the workshop, “The Future of Social Housing: Environmental and Social Challenges and the Way Forward”.
Discussion focused on the impact of the global financial crisis on housing affordability, the responses of different governments, and ways to increase social housing. Among the questions discussed were: different concepts of social housing and how it is provided and financed; the improvement of social cohesion and living conditions; easing energy poverty; and the promotion of environmental sustainability. The workshop is a part of UNECE’s continued effort to improve access to social and energy-efficient housing in the region.
The workshop was an opportunity for stakeholders to examine current challenges and explore potential directions for the future of social housing in their countries and the UNECE region as a whole.
Definition of Social Housing
Human rights and social housing
Housing and Health Challenges
Social Housing related to the ILO Framework of Action
Social and affordable housing finance
Searching for the right approach to green and affordable housing: the example of the EU 2030 energy and climate framework
Non-profit organizations as a model for management of social housing
The European Responsible Housing Initiative
Long term investment and the role of guarantees in social housing finance
National models of social housing in EU member states: Switzerland
National models of social housing in EU member states: Slovakia
National models of social housing in EU member states: Czech Republic
National models of social housing in EU member states: Emilia Romagna region, Italy
Social housing in Belarus
Social housing in the Republic of Tajikistan
Financing of social housing in the Republic of Serbia
Resource efficiency and Sustainable Housing Initiative
Green Social Housing
How to make cities less energy and carbon intensive and more resilient to climatic challenges
Addressing energy efficiency and climate neutrality in humanitarian shelter and housing
Practical examples of sustainable social housing:
Trento case study
Quebec case study
Sweden experiences and lessons learnt
Designing socially sustainable and inclusive housing for Roma population
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