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Evidence-based policies for sustainable housing and urban development in Europe and beyond

13 December 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Time and venue: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Committee of the Regions, Room VM3 (2 Rue Van Maerlant, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels)

The UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management, in collaboration with UN-Habitat and the European Committee of the Regions, are organising a meeting on ‘Evidence-based policies for sustainable housing and urban development’ on 13 December 2018 in Brussels.

The objective of the event is to discuss the role of evidence in crafting sustainable housing and urban development policies in the European Union and the UNECE region. The discussion will especially focus on approaches to data collection and management in the context of the SDG11 in the EU and the UNECE region.

During the event, a range of issues will be debated:

   (i)   policy frameworks, methodologies and tools for implementation of SDG 11 "Sustainable cities and communities";

   (ii)  policy indicators for sustainable housing and urban development  at international, regional and local levels;

   (iii) roles of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies in policy monitoring;

   (iv) types of evidence  for sustainable housing policies - the case of the State Aid for affordable housing;

   (v)  collaborative data production and management - Public Private Partnerships in statistics for SDG11;

   (vi) contribution of the New Urban Agenda and the EC Urban Partnerships to policy-making in the field of housing and many others.

The event feeds into the project ‘Evidence-based policies for sustainable housing and urban development in selected countries with economies in transition’ that the UNECE in collaboration with UN-Habitat has been implementing since January 2016. The aim of the Project is to strengthen national capacities for the development of evidence-based policies for sustainable housing and urban development.

Draft agenda and information document

Draft agenda

Information document

Report of the workshop

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Evidence-based policies for sustainable housing and urban development
Gulnara Roll, UNECE

Measuring and monitoring SDGs
Gulnara Roll, UNECE

Reflecting on progress towards 'Guidelines to evidence-based policies for sustainable urban development with a focus on housing'
Agata Krause, Consultant/Adviser on sustainable development, urban planning and housing

Measuring sustainable urban housing
Teódora Brandmüller, Eurostat

Using data to create smart(er) sustainable cities
Robert Hermans, CBS Development Urban and & Regional Centers

How can foresight help achieve the SDGs?
Laurent Bontoux, Joint Research Centre




For any questions about the event, please contact:

Ms. Agata Krause
Policy Advisor
Email: agata.krause@urbanconsultant.eu

Ms. Domenica Carriero
Associate Economics Officer, UNECE
Email: domenica.carriero@un.org