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, email@example.com
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.
Ms. Elena Szolgayova, Chair, CHLM
|Definition of Social Housing |
Ms. Doris Andoni, National Housing Agency, Albania
|Human rights and social housing |
Mr. Benjamin Schachter, OCHCR
|Housing and Health Challenges |
Dr. Carlos Dora, WHO
|Social Housing related to the ILO Framework of Action |
Dr. Edmundo Werna, ILO
|Social and affordable housing finance |
Dr. Orna Rosenfeld, UK
|Searching for the right approach to green and affordable housing: the example of the EU 2030 energy and climate framework |
Mr. Julien Dijol, CECODHAS Housing Europe
|Non-profit organizations as a model for management of social housing |
Mr. Herbert G. Pfeiffer, Federation of Building Societies
|The European Responsible Housing Initiative |
Ms. Barbara Steenbergen, IUT
|Long term investment and the role of guarantees in social housing finance |
Dr. Julie Lawson, AHURI Research Centre, RMIT
|National models of social housing in EU member states: Switzerland |
Mr. Peter Gurtner, Federal Office for Housing of Switzerland
|National models of social housing in EU member states: Slovakia |
Ms. Elena Szolgayova, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovakia
|National models of social housing in EU member states: Czech Republic |
Ms. Daniela Grabmüllerova, Ministry of Regional Development, Czech Republic
|National models of social housing in EU member states: Emilia Romagna region, Italy |
Mr. Marco Corradi, Emilia Romagna Housing Company, Italy
|Social housing in Belarus |
Mr. Aleksandr Gorval, Ministry of Architecture and Construction, Belarus
|Social housing in the Republic of Tajikistan |
Mr. Abduvali Komilov, Committee for Architecture and Construction, Republic of Tajikistan
|Financing of social housing in the Republic of Serbia |
Ms. Svetlana Ristic, Ministry of Construction and Urbanism, Serbia
|Resource efficiency and Sustainable Housing Initiative |
Ms. Soraya Smaoun, UNEP
|Green Social Housing |
Mr. Christophe Lalande, UN-HABITAT
|How to make cities less energy and carbon intensive and more resilient to climatic challenges |
Ms. Gulnara Roll, UNECE
|Addressing energy efficiency and climate neutrality in humanitarian shelter and housing |
Mr. Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
|Practical examples of sustainable social housing:|
|Trento case study |
Ms. Michela Chiogna, Trentino Social Housing Organization and Mr. Raffaele Farella, Italy
|Quebec case study |
Mr. David Guilbert, Quebec Wood Export Bureau
|Sweden experiences and lessons learnt |
Ms. Berit Gullbransson and Pernilla Holgersson, SP Technical Research Institute, Sweden
|Designing socially sustainable and inclusive housing for Roma population |
Mr. Marko Nokkala and Ralitsa Dimitrova, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
|Welcome to TA Hydronics Experience Centre |
|Visit to TA Hydronics Experience Centre |