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Innovation and new collaborations to increase affordable housing
The Barcelona Housing and Renovation Forum (FHAR) is an initiative of the Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation (IMHAB) of the Barcelona City Council, that aims to bring together professionals from the public and private sector to debate, work on, and highlight the future of the right to housing in the city, just as it is overcoming a pandemic that poses new challenges.
The second edition took place on November 23 and 24, 2021 at the Sant Pau Modernist Campus. More than thirty national and international experts have participated in roundtables and conferences grouped into two major topics: formulas to increase public rental housing stock and collaborating to increase affordable housing. During the FHAR, topics such as the urban and housing pandemic challenges, innovation in public housing promotion, the commitment to delegated promotion between public and private, transparency and public data to design evidence-based housing policies, as well as the different European models of public policies for access to housing.
The FHAR is part of the cycle of seminars and conferences that IMHAB has promoted since 2016 to reflect on the future challenges of the sector.
Tuesday november 23rd, 2021
Formulas to increase public rental housing stock
In this round table we will share the best experiences or initiatives led by different European cities to address the impacts and challenges of the pandemic on urban and housing policies.
Intervention by: Ricky Burdett. Director, LSE Cities.
Moderator: Laura Aznar (Journalist - ElCritic.cat)
- Florian Schmidt (Councilor for urban development - Berlin City Council)
- Lucía Martín (Councilor for Housing and Renovation - Barcelona City Council)
- Ian Brossat (Deputy Mayor - Paris)
- Barbara Steenbergen (Member of the IUT Executive Committee - International Union of Tenants (IUT))
Big Data is revolutionizing society and therefore the design of an evidence-based housing policy. The challenge is how to use public data in the most transparent way without violating the privacy of citizens.
Moderator: Jose Miguel Calatayud (Project Manager - Arena Housing Project)
- Jordi Bosch i Meda (Director of the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory and Head of Housing - Government of Catalonia)
- Elena Sánchez (Innovation Manager - Basque Habitat Observatory)
- Dáithí Downey (Councilor for Housing Policies, Dublin City Council Research and Development and Director - Dublin Housing Observatory)
This session will present a new public initiative on public housing and rehabilitation policies promoted by the Barcelona City Council, the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Spanish government and the four public universities of Barcelona.
- Josep María Montaner (Doctor in architecture and professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture - (ETSAB))
- Judith Gifreu (Doctor of Law and tenured professor of Administrative Law - Autonomous University of Barcelona)
The objective of this round table is to present the best practical cases of innovative projects in the field of public housing and analyze what experiences could be easily replicated in other cities and what would be the key challenges to implement them.
Moderator: Analia Plaza (Journalist - El Periódico de España)
- Gerard Capó (Manager - I'IMHAB (Barcelona Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation))
- Felipe Castro (Managing Director - EMVISESA, Sevilla)
- Cristina Ballester (Managing Director - IBAVI (Institut Balear de l'Habitatge))
- Maria Vassilakou (CEO - Vassilakou Urban Consulting-Vienna Solutions)
Intervention by Joan Carles Melero, Director of Technical Services of the Municipal Institute of Housing and Rehabilitation of Barcelona (IMHAB)
In this round table we will share the latest projects and studies on the promotion of industrialized public housing and then we will initiate a dialogue with our leading experts and the public to discuss them in depth.
Moderator: Ignacio Paricio (Architect - Clotet, Paricio & Assoc, SL)
- Joan Carles Melero (Director - Technical Services of the Municipal Institute of Housing and Rehabilitation of Barcelona (IMHAB))
- Anna Guanter (Head of Innovation - Culmia)
- Jose Manuel Villanueva (Founding Partner - 011h)
- Sandra Bestraten (President - COAC (Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya))
- Francesc Monells (Partner-CEO - Edetco)
- Teresa Batlle (Partner - PichArchitects)
Wednesday november 24th, 2021
Collaborating to increase affordable housing
The need for an effective and affordable housing policy to guarantee access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all is one of the UN's most important SDGs. In this session, we will update the actions and achievements of the 'Housing 2030' initiative in Europe in the context of the post-pandemic era.
Speaker: Julie Lawson (Honorary Associate Professor, Housing Studies, Centre for Urban Research - RMIT University, Australia)
In this round table we will analyze how to improve collaboration at the European level, what are the different collaboration models and compare their respective strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Moderator: Sorcha Edwards (Secretary General - Housing Europe)
- Hannah Emery-Wright (Communities Manager - London CLT)
- Emily Marion Clancy (Vice Mayor - Bologna City Council)
- Robin Van Leijen (European Public Affairs - Aedes)
In this session we will present the Metropolis Barcelona Housing (HMB) and its objectives of promoting and managing affordable rental housing in the city of Barcelona and its metropolitan area. The objective of this entity is to build a park included in 4,500 in a period of ten years incorporating a private partner.
Intervention by Javier Burón. Manager of Housing and Renovation - Barcelona City Council
If we want to fulfill our common goal of implementing an effective and affordable housing policy to guarantee access to decent housing, public-private collaboration is key. Let's see what are the best initiatives to integrate all stakeholders and be the most efficient.
Moderator: Clara Blanchar (Journalist - El País)
- Javier Burón (Manager of Housing and Rehabilitation - Barcelona City Council)
- Anna Gener (CEO - Savills Aguirre Newman)
- Borja García-Egotxeaga (CEO - Neinor Homes)
- Laia Forné Aguirre (Member - La Hidra Cooperativa)
In this session, the Alliance that the Barcelona City Council has launched with the most representative entities of the housing cooperative will be presented to create a thousand flats in the coming years.
Intervention by Vanesa Valiño, Head of cabinet of the Barcelona City Council’s Housing Department.
In this round table, several representatives of the non-profit organizations of the cities and of the main social entities in the management of social and cooperative housing will explain their specificity and criteria to guarantee access for young people, and also to promote the coexistence and cohousing for the elderly for people with disabilities.
Moderator: Gemma Tramullas (Journalist - El Periódico)
- Vanesa Valiño (Head of cabinet of Barcelona City Council’s Housing Department - Barcelona City Council)
- Laia Forné Aguirre (Member - La Hidra Cooperativa)
- Manuel Rodriguez (President of the Fundación Salas - and Representative of Cohabitat)
- Gloria Rubio (Coordinator - La Dinamo Foundation)
Urban and Housing Pandemic Challenges
Councilor for urban development at Berlin City Council.
Paris' Deputy Mayor.
European Collaboration Models
Secretary General at Housing Europe.
The 'Housing 2030' initiative in Europe.
Vice Mayor at Bologna City Council.
Communities Manager at London CLT.
Public-private and public-communitary collaboration
CEO at Savills Aguirre Newman.
CEO at Neinor Homes.
Coordinator at La Dinamo Foundation.
Innovation and housing policies
Head of Innovation at Culmia.
Innovation Manager at Basque Habitat Observatory.
Transparency and public data.
CEO at Vassilakou Urban Consulting-Vienna Solutions.
Innovation in public housing development.