Sustainable housing in a post-growth Europe

Sustainable housing in a post-growth Europe
Exploring Policy Options and Open Research Questions

taking place
June 6-7, 2013
at the COAC Association of Architects of Catalonia, Plaça Nova 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

keynote speakers include:
Joris Hoekstra, TU Delft, OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment
Eva Heiskanen, National Consumer Research Center Finland and visiting professor at IIIEE Lund University
Dick Urban Vestbro, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Alice Pittini, Research Coordinator at CECODHAS Housing Europe (European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing) 

The event brings together high-level scientists, policy-makers and practitioners to explore, discuss and address pressing questions on the potentials and challenges of sustainable housing policy options:·         

What is the contribution of new and creative approaches in policy making – like cohousing, shared services and appliances – for increased habitability, comfort levels and reduced environmental impacts?·        

Which economic and regulatory mechanisms could bring together the existing demand for affordable housing and the potential of the empty housing stock?·         

What is the potential of successful policy approaches in different European Member States in the field of energy efficient refurbishment of existing housing and their contribution to job creation and increased energy efficiency?·      

How to combine top-down and bottom-up approaches in the implementation of social housing and energy efficient refurbishment? 

Additional information on the event can be found at link: http://www.scp-responder.eu/events/kb_housing

CALL FOR POSTERS : We invite you to submit posters related to the workshop’s main theme, preferably to one of the 4 questions listed above. Posters on specific practical experiences and initiatives/case studies are particularly welcome. Short abstracts (max 350 words) can be sent by 22 April to housing@scp-responder.eu . Acceptance to present a poster will be notified before 26 April.

Registration will be open until by 15 May 2013. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 40 people. Hence, we kindly ask you to register online via http://www.scp-responder.eu/community/my_registrations or by sending the completed registration form (which you can download here in Word and PDF) to housing@scp-responder.eu.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona in June!