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.


Advanced diploma for real estate agents and property management organized by the Chair responds to the need to accredit a training level by those who carry out the real estate activity and offers you all the tools and skills necessary to practice the profession with all the guarantees.

It is virtual and is approved by the Catalan Housing Agency and its completion allows registration in the Register of Real Estate Agents of Catalonia.

All the information is in: http://housing.urv.cat/en/cover/docencia/estate-agent-course/






Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar talks about “Leyes como la 1/2013 y la 5/2019, están dificultando el acceso a la propiedad de muchas familias”. Revista de los Registradores de España, núm. 94.

Link: https://revistaregistradores.es/sergio-nasarre/


Closing of the Postgraduate in Housing Policy

The closing ceremony of the Postgraduate course in Housing Policies of the URV Foundation took place last Tuesday, virtually, due to the current circumstances.

We are already preparing the second edition of this course, which offers a holistic and interdisciplinary training in housing policy, provided by the best experts in both the academic and professional fields.

Registration is open: https://www.fundacio.urv.cat/es/formacion-permanente/oferta/ficha/?pe_codi=DPPHADA-A1-2021-2

More information: http://housing.urv.cat/es/portada/docencia/postgrau-en-politiques-dhabitatge/




Dra. Maridalia Rodríguez-Padilla in co-authorship with the real estate law specialist Denisse Härtling, member of theObservatorio Judicial Dominicano (OJD-Funglode), have published in number 19 of the “Saber y Justicia Magazine” of the National School of the Judiciary of the Dominican Republic (ENJ), the article entitled “Ley de alquileres y desahucios: propuestas legales para un parque de vivienda en equilibrio”. In this article the authors reflect and analyse the most relevant points of the current project General Law on Real Estate Rentals and Evictions, which is reviewed by the National Congress of the Dominican Republic. Several recommendations are provided in order to achieve an efficient regulation of the housing rental market and be able to increase the supply of adequate housing. The article is available in the following link.



Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar speaks for La Vanguardia about neither buy nor rent: there are other ways to have a roof.




Doctoral scholarship in the field of housing law and new technologies

Would you like to become a PhD student in the field of law and new technologies? The Housing Research Group of the Rovira i Virgili University offers the doctoral scholarship “housing and blockchain” within the Martí i Franquès Programme. The selected student will start his/her PhD on the applications of blockchain technology, smart contracts and tokenisation in housing management and transactions (acquisition of housing, tenancy contracts, mortgage loans, management of communities and cooperatives, etc. ). The deadline for applications is 6 September 2021. All the information about the project and the requirements may be found at: https://www.sgr.urv.cat/cgi-bin/programes/application/detall.cgi?conv=2021PMF-PIPF-&ordre=19&idioma=ENG and https://www.urv.cat/en/research/support/programmes/urv/programa-marti-franques/pipf/marti-franques-research-grants-programme-doctoral-grants-standard-edition-2021-1rst-edition/



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


Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar was invited to give a session on July 1 in the Real Estate Law course at the School of Legal Practice of the Complutense University, where he conversed in a mixed way with the students about the housing crisis in the last fifteen years.



The recording ” Conversaciones con Gemma Caballé” ” is now available in the CONVERSACIONES de SIRA-CRS Spain  where she spoke 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.

Link: https://www.crsspain.es/__mantenimiento-webinars/conversaciones-con-gemma-caballe/