16 Workshop interdisciplinar

“Nous temps: reformulant els rols de les professions immobiliàries”

http://housing.urv.cat/transferencia/2019-2/16e-workshop-interdisciplinar/

International Workshop

Dr. Héctor Simón made a presentation at the International Workshop “EU Economic Governance and the Charter of Fundamental Rights” on how the problem of non-performing loans is currently being addressed by European institutions. The Workshop took place on Friday, April 5, at the headquarters of the Open Society Foundations in Brussels as part of a project led by the Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy Research of the National University of Ireland, Galway. T

16è Workshop interdisciplinar

“Nous temps: reformulant els rols de les professions immobiliàries”

http://housing.urv.cat/transferencia/2019-2/16e-workshop-interdisciplinar/

 

Congress “Building the right to housing”

In the last 50 years, the prices of housing in developed countries have increased three times more than the prices of other basic services. The challenges surrounding housing, such as affordability, the proliferation of slums and the increase in urban inequality, have adversely affected the quality of life of people, with serious impacts on the sustainability of the city.

In this context, UN Habitat organized on Wednesday and Thursday 27 and 28 March the congress “Building the right to housing” with the aim of helping the member states in the process of implementing the right to decent housing, repositioning housing in the contemporary global debate on inclusive cities with sustainable and viable economies, both environmentally and culturally and socially.

Two days and twenty protagonists

Professor Sergio Nasarre, director of the UNESCO Chair of Housing of the URV, is one of the 20 invited to participate in this congress. An event that also has José Mujica, former President of Uruguay; Christophe Lalande, leader of the housing unit of UN-Habitat; Joan Clos, former Mayor of Barcelona and former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Habitat III; Sorcha Edwards, of the General Secretariat of Housing of Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing; o Reinhard Goethert, professor and researcher at MIT focused on urbanization and housing in developing countries and founder of the Global University Consortium Exploring Incremental Housing, among others.

The Cerdà Institute

The Cerdà Institute, together with Barcelona Global, ESADE, La Vanguardia and Sogeviso organized last March 26, 2019, under the direction of Joan Clos, former Mayor of Barcelona and former head of UN Habitat, the conference “Affordable housing: the role of urbanism and the local administration “, in which Dr. Sergio Nasarre was invited to intervene. Divided into three panels (Challenges of housing: affordable housing, Alternatives for access to affordable housing: public-private collaboration and financing and affordable housing), the quality of the presentations was high and the debate intense. The conference was closed with the intervention of the candidates for the Mayor’s Office of Barcelona.

https://www.icerda.org/cat/noticies/n/199

 

International Workshop

Dr. Héctor Simón has taken part in the International Workshop “EU Economic Governance and the Charter of Fundamental Rights” addressing how the European institutions are dealing with non-performing loans and how the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union may play a role in the decisions taken so far. The Workshop took place in Dublin on Friday, March 22, within the framework of a European project led by Dr. Padraic Kenna.

Congress Building the Right to Housing

As part of the implementation process of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, the event is organized “Building the Right to Housing”, a discussion forum that will be conducive to assessing the state of the recognition of the right to housing as a fundamental human right, and the progress of the precepts and objectives arising from the international agendas in relation to the subject.

http://www.construyendoelderechoalavivienda.es

Conference

On March 19, Dr. Sergio Nasarre was invited to the University of Girona to give a session on collaborative economy, housing and tourism.

Lecture at a conference on squatting in residential buildings

Dr. Héctor Simon took part on Thursday 14 March 2019 in a seminar organised by the Regional Council of Vallès Oriental, with the presentation “Squatting in residential buildings and the fundamental rights at stake”. The Conference also addressed the procedural and criminal protection of homeowners and the role to be played by public administrations.