Diari de Tarragona

Residential exclusion in times of pandemic.

Dra. Nuria Lambea Llop, 12/07/2020

Publication of “The regulation of compensation funds in Spain”

Dr. Rosa M. Garcia Teruel has published a book chapter on compensation funds in Spain, within the book “Compensation funds in Comparative Perspective” (editors: T. Vandsweevelt and B. Weyts). This scientific contribution covers those compensation funds existing in our country, which are used as a mechanism to compensate victims in cases of mass damages (eg. meteorological phenomena that affect housing, environmental damages, etc.).

Conference

Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre participated in the webinar “The impact on housing of COVID-19. Policies and Responses in Ireland and Spain” organized by Prof. Elena Bargelli of the University of Pisa on July 1.

Commission for the Regulation of Rents of Barcelona City Council

Prof. Nasarre, director of the Housing Chair, took part last July 7 as an expert in the second session of the Non-Permanent Commission for the Regulation of Rents of Barcelona City Council, dedicated to international experiences on the subject.

The Commission was approved by the Extraordinary Plenary Council on Housing of Barcelona City Council last July 2019. The purpose of this commission is to discuss and study the need, convenience and possible impacts arising from the application of a regulation. of rental prices in the city of Barcelona.
https://habitatge.barcelona/es/noticia/los-expertos-hablan-de-la-necesidad-de-un-mercado-de-alquiler-regulado-transparente-y-estable-en-la-segunda-sesion-de-la-comision-para-la-regulacion-de-los-alquileres_968891

Workshop on co-creation of services for the elderly

Dr. Blanca Deusdad coordinates a digital co-creation workshop in order to co-create services that respond to the real needs of older people in the context of COVID-19 and Post COVID-19.

https://diaridigital.urv.cat/comenca-un-taller-de-cocreacio-digital-de-serveis-destinats-a-la-gent-gran-en-el-context-de-la-pandemia/

Publication of an article about the effects of the crisis on condominiums

Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre and Dr. Héctor Simón have published the article “The effects of ten years of crisis in condominiums” in the Revista Crítica de Derecho Inmobiliario (No. 778, 2020), which deals with the effects of ten years of economic crisis in condominiums through the data collected from 1,202 surveys conducted in Spain to units’ owners residing there. The results show that ten years of economic crisis have affected the maintenance of condominiums, with a special incidence in the increase of the delinquency, at the time that has favored the origination of problems of cohabitation. A series of recommendations are formulated to improve the management, administration and finance of condominiums, as well as about the way to face the problems and the conflicts among residents, the actions in the field of universal accessibility and energy efficiency and the regime of housing tenures.
The article may be downloaded from the “Working papers” section: http://housing.urv.cat/en/cover/research/working-papers/

Fundación Mutua de Propietarios

The Chair partner, the Fundación Mutua de Propietarios, has opened calls for grants from the No Barriers Program so that the communities of owners can carry out their accessibility works.

https://www.fundacionmdp.org/notice/abierta-una-nueva-convocatoria-de-ayudas-sin-barreras-para-la-realizacion-de-obras-de-accesibilidad-en-edificios/

Video

The video of the online conference is now available “The right to housing in the new reality” organized by the Barcelona Bar Association.

Link: https://vimeo.com/431756005

Accessibility study

The Chair and the Fundación Mutua de Propietarios have carried out a study on the accessibility of buildings.

https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20200630/482033877896/100000-espanoles-no-pueden-salir-de-su-vivienda-por-barreras-arquitectonicas.html

https://www.diarimes.com/es/noticias/tarragona/2020/06/30/100_000_espanoles_no_pueden_salir_casa_por_las_barreras_arquitectonicas_84929_1091.html

https://www.grupoaseguranza.com/noticias-de-seguros/falta-accesibilidad-edificios-impide-100-000-personas-salir