Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar speaks for La Sexta on Neither sharing an apartment, nor owning a house: this is cohousing, the housing model that the Government wants to promote.




Strategic Plan “Reus Horizon 32”

Dr. Núria Lambea Llop takes part, 19th January, in the second session of the Transversal Table of the Citizen Forum of the Strategic Plan “Reus Horizon 32”.

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The CRAI of the Catalonia Campus hosts the exhibition “Knowledge and the world. URV UNESCO Chairs” prepared on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of UNESCO, in which the URV UNESCO Housing Chair participates. The exhibition can be seen from January 17 to 28, 2022.



The Diputació de Tarragona and the URV promote the investigation of 32 new projects that revert to the demarcation of Tarragona; one of them is the project directed by Dr. Estela Rivas Nieto on “Taxation of housing in the local world”.

Advisory Board

Dr. Núria Lambea Llop has been appointed member of the Advisory Board of the “Yes, me rent!” project, an initiative on affordable rental housing of the Mataró City Council, co-financed by the EU Urban Innovative Actions Programme (11/2018 – 10/2022).

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The Webinar “New collaborative models and good practices on homelessness” will take place next Friday December 17th, from 10am to 12pm. This virtual event is organized by the FACIAM Network and the UNESCO Housing Chair of the URV. Dr. Núria Lambea will talk about “Good practices on homelessness and affordable and social housing and the future Spanish housing Act” and Dr. Héctor Simón about “Cohousing and coliving: a model for people at risk of residential exclusion?”. Ms. Dolors Camats (director of the Cooperativa Obrera de Vivienda) and Ms. Susana Hernández (president of FACIAM) will also participate in the online event, talking about “The collaborative phenomenon and the management of common elements” and presenting the Report “50 Solutions to homelessness and residential exclusion”, respectively. Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre will welcome the participants to the Webinar.

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Debate and presentation of the report Concrete Actions for Social and Affordable Housing in the EU. Next Monday, December 13th, 6pm. The (online) event Social and affordable housing in the EU will be dedicated to the presentation of the policy study Concrete Actions for Social and Affordable Housing in the EU, by Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar and Dr. Núria Lambea-Llop (coauthors of the study), which will then be discussed in a panel with Czech experts. The debate will be broadcast on Facebook as well. Simultaneous translation into Czech will be provided during the debate. The event is organised by the Masaryk Democratic Academy.

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Pilot projects

On November 30, 2021 the researchers of the UNESCO Housing Chair Dr. Núria Lambea and Dr. Maridalia Rodríguez concluded the presentations of the “Certificado de Buena Gestión de Vivienda Social (CVS)” [Certificate of Good Social Housing Management (CVS)] to the institutions that support the project: Ayuntamiento de Reus, Servicio Municipal de la Vivienda y Actuaciones Urbanas S.A. (SMHAUSA) and Fundación Hàbitat3.


Dr. Héctor Simón attended the “Meet Ambassadors” on 28 October on behalf of the UNESCO Housing Chair. The Ambassadors Programme, promoted by the Catalonia Convention Bureau, aims to support Ambassadors and their organisations to create new business opportunities and raise awareness about the region.


On November 25, 2021, Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar and Dr. Juan Luís Gonzalo Iglesia participate in the International Congress on Law and Gamification (on lline) organized by the Universidad de Almería and Ludoteca Jurídica, with the presentation entitled “El Umbral: Un juego de rol sobre vivienda y sinhogarismo”

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