Urban October 2020

The UNESCO Housing Chair URV has contributed to the Urban October 2020 report edited by UN Habitat international. The referred report includes the main events presented in the framework of the celebration of World Cities Day in which 753 events were presented in more than 74 countries and 230 cities. Specifically, the report of the webinar organized by the Chair entitled “Collaborative Housing” detailing the events and the contributions of experts and researchers of collaborative Housing. To expand this information, you can consult the link.


On the occasion of the recent approval of Law 8/2021, of 2nd June, on support for the exercise of the capacity of people with disabilities, on 8th July at 11 a.m., the researcher of the team Andrés Labella will participate in a webinar organised by the third sector organisation DINCAT, whose objective is the defence of the rights of people with intellectual disabilities, with the aim of putting into context the multiple aspects involved in the new model of disability, which ends up with the classic legal procedures of incapacitation, in order to move towards a new model of support based on respect for human rights and the will, wishes and preferences of people with disabilities on an equal opportunities with others.

Plataforma Zoom: www.dincat.cat/altaveu

Participation in international seminar – EVICT European Project

Dr. Héctor Simón was invited on June 21, 2021 to participate in an international seminar within the framework of the European EVICT Project (https://www.eviction.eu), which analyzes how the right to housing prevent people from being evicted. His presentation focused on “The potential impact of human and fundamental rights in eviction procedure and the right to property: what are the limits?”. A lively discussion with the audience followed his presentation.


The Colegio de Registradores de España organizes on July 1 a seminar on housing in 2050 where Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar, Dr. Héctor Simón Moreno and Dr. Rosa Maria Garcia Teruel will participate. The link is: https://bit.ly/3xKoX6V



The recording of the interview of Mrs. Dolors Camats from the COV with Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar about functional alternatives to tenure and access to housing is available.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn9L0glCMz8




On Tuesday June 15, Dr. Gemma Caballé Fabra will be in the CONVERSACIONES de SIRA-CRS Spain  to talk about the challenges posed by the profession of real estate brokerage, the possible new functions of real estate agents and other issues of interest to all professionals in this sector. Access is open and virtual through this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eJDzrINyTZCWtCAnh76FcA



Our national congress on collaborative housing and territory, held on June 16 and 17, will feature the presentation of more than 50 papers by experts in the field, from 28 different institutions. All the information about it and inscriptions can be found at https://congresovivienda.eventos-digitales.com


Participation in International Conference

Dr. Héctor Simón has taken part in the International Conference “The rights of acquisition and preference” (“Los derechos de adquisición y de preferencia”), organized by the Universities of Cádiz, Lleida and Rovira i Virgili. The Conference  was held online on June 2, 3 and 4 2021. Dr. Simón’s presentation was about “The right of option with security purposes and fiduciary contracts”. More information about the Conference is available at: http://www.dret-privat.urv.cat/ca/jornades-congressos/congreso-internacional-los-derechos-de-adquisicion-y-de-preferencia/.


Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar participates in the “2020 Panel Day. Local housing policies in the context of health crisis” that will take place on June 3, 2021.

Link of the Conference: https://www.diba.cat/web/hua/-/panel-2020-pol%C3%ADtiques-d-habitatge-en-context-de-crisi-sanitària


The director of the Chair, Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar, participates in the project “Spain 2050” made up of 100 teachers from all over the country and in which he has worked with the challenge of territory, city and housing. The resulting document will be officially presented today, Thursday, May 20, from Moncloa. The purpose of “Spain 2050” is to present a scientific approach to the 9 challenges that arise in our country for the next 30 years.

The event will be broadcast through the La Moncloa page and the document will be available from today on the following website: http://www.futuros.gob.es

Link: https://diaridigital.urv.cat/el-catedratic-sergio-nasarre-un-dels-cent-experts-que-participa-en-linforme-estrategic-del-govern-espanyol/