Please find the full program with abstracts for further details here.

Day 1: Wednesday, 15th May 2024

Centre Tarraconese el Seminari: c/Sant Pau, 4, Tarragona (Muralles Room)

0900-0915   Registration
0915-0945 Prof. Dr. Josep Pallarés, Rector of University Rovira i Virgili

Rubén Viñuales, Mayor of the City of Tarragona

Pablo Abascal, President of the Spanish General Council of condominium managers

Alfredo Sanz, President of the Spanish General Council of Technical Architects

Vicente J. García Hinojal, Dean of the Catalan section of the College of Spanish Land Registrars

Dr. Héctor Simón, Director of the UNESCO Housing Chair URV

Prof. Dr. Hazel Easthope, UNSW City Futures Research Centre

Chair: Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar

Conference welcome
 PART 1. New Technologies and the future of condominiums

 Chair: Prof. Dr. Hazel Easthope

0945-1030 Prof. Dr. Amnon Lehavi

Reichmann University

Keynote Presentation

Governing the Smart Condominium: Prospects and Challenges



Dr. Dorit Garfunkel

Tel-Aviv University


 Dr. Christina Argelich

University Autónoma de Madrid

Snapshot: Technological challenges and new directions

Navigating the Digital Transformation of Condominium Governance

Blockchain Technology and Civil Mediation in Conflicts in Condominiums

1110-1140 Coffee break
PART 2. New legal directions for multi-owned property

Chair: Dr. Laura Crommelin

1140-1220 Prof. Dr. Susan Bright

University of Oxford

Prof. Dr. Sarah Blandy

Sheffield University &

Dr. Fabiana Bettini

University College London

Understanding the role of law in shaping the life of high-rise residential buildings
1220-1300 Prof. Dr. Evan McKenzie

University of Illinois Chicago.

The emerging legal paradigm for condo regulation and its implications for the future of home ownership
1300-1400 Lunch
PART 3. Condominium in transition

Chair: Prof. Dr. Hazel Easthope

1400-1440 Prof. Dr. Douglas Harris

University of British Columbia

Condominium Government in Transition
1440-1520 Prof. Dr. Vincent Saegert

University of Leuven

Multi-owned properties: From protection/security to efficiency/flexibility
1520-1620 Michael Teys

University of New South Wales


Rachelle Alterman



David Rouse

The Housing Agency

Snapshot: Condominium law and regulation

Evolution of the Strata Anti-Commons

Condominium Law versus Neighbourhood Regeneration – Analysis of conflicts among owner majorities and minorities

Dispute Resolution in Ireland

1620-1700 Break & move to roundtable
1700-1830 María Cinta Tallada

Land Registrar

 Juan López-Asiain

Director of Technical Bureau of the Spanish General Council of Technical Architects

 Fabián Huguet

Secretary of the Spanish General Council of condominium managers

 Dawn Bauman

Executive Director, Foundation for Community Association Research, USA


Chair: Dr. Núria Lambea

Round Table 1. Professionals. Legal & technical issues and decision making in multi-unit buildings


(Translation Spanish-English will be provided)

1900-2000 Welcome reception (Casa Canals: c/d’En Granada, 11, Tarragona)

Day 2: Thursday, 16th May 2024

Centre Tarraconese el Seminari. (Muralles Room)

0910-0920 Dr. Laura Crommelin Welcome Day 2
Part 4: Comparative legal perspectives

Chair: Dr. Laura Crommelin

0920-1000 Dr. Edward Ti

Singapore Management University


Dr. Fabiana Bettini

University College London

Snapshot: Comparative legal perspectives

A case of distant cousins: English commonhold and Australian strata

Fire Safety in High-Rise Residential Buildings: Comparative Property Law Perspectives

Part 5: Condominium in Spain

Chair: Dr. Héctor Simón

1000-1040 Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa Alonso

University of Zaragoza

The recognition of legal personality to communities of owners: Problems that arise in Spanish Law



Dr. Gemma Caballé

UNESCO Housing Chair, University Rovira i Virgili


Dr. Silvana Canales

UNESCO Housing Chair, University Rovira i Virgili

Snapshot: special issues in condominium law

Challenges of condominium hotels in Spain

Administration fees in condominium international private law

1120-1150    Coffee break
Part 6: Condominium in Ethiopia

Chair: Prof. Dr. Hazel Easthope



Hone Mandefro Balaye

Concordia University



Bantayehu Alayew

University of Gondar

Snapshot: Condominium in Ethiopia

Governance through Condominium Housing: State, Housing and Everyday Life in Addis Ababa

Perceptions and key challenges in the development of condominium housing in Central Gondar, Gondar City, Ethiopia

  Part 7: Accessibility in multi-owned properties

  Chair: Prof. Dr. Hazel Easthope




Dr. Marc Roark

University of Tulsa


Dr. Héctor Simón

UNESCO Housing Chair, University Rovira i Virgili

Snapshot: Accessibility in multi-owned properties

Resilience and Disability in Home Ownership Associations in the U.S.

No one left behind: housing as an essential precondition for independent living

1310-1410 Lunch
  Part 8: Housing cooperatives and collaborative housing

Chair: Dr. Laura Crommelin

1410-1450 Dr. Mª Paula Rodríguez

Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre

UNESCO Housing Chair, University Rovira i Virgili

Housing cooperatives in cession of use:  an alternative housing tenure in MUB to condominiums?
1450-1530 Dr. Phillipa Hughes

University of Liverpool

Multi-owned properties within collaborative housing; understanding institutional forms
 Part 9: Redeveloping multi-owned properties

Chair: Prof Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar




Prof. Dr. Bruce Judd

Prof. Dr. Hazel Easthope

City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales Prof. Dr. Kenichi Tauone, Kyushu University


Dr. Tuulia Puustinen

Aalto University

Prof. Dr. Hazel Easthope University of New South Wales & A/Prof. Dr. Sandra LöschkeUniversity of Sydney

Snapshot: redeveloping multi-owned properties

Renewing Muromi Danchi: A resident-led approach for multi-owned housing in Japan

Unlocking Success in multi-owned housing renewal: the significance of liveability, milieu, and heritage preservation

1610-1700 Break & move to roundtable
1700-1830 José Luis Polo

Real estate conveyancer

Gemma Feliu

Director of Social Projects,

 Francisco Pérez-CaballeroCouncillor at Spanish Confederation of Housing cooperatives

 Rogelio Loera

Head of Planning, Housing Promotion Directorate, City of Guadalajara, Mexico


Chair: Dr. Gemma Caballé 

Round Table 2. Upgrades of multi-unit buildings


(Translation Spanish-English will be provided)

1930-2130         Forum Dinner. Restaurant Mas Rosselló.

Day 3: Friday, 17th May 2024

Please see the separate fieldtrip full program for further details here.

0830             Meeting Point: Avda. Catalunya, 35, Tarragona (Campus Catalunya URV)

0900             Visit to a residential condominium. Cambrils.

1030             Visit to Social Center “El Roser”. Reus.

1200             Visit to a modernist graveyard. Reus.

1300             Lunch (Picnic bag). Venue: Centre cívic del Barri del Carme (Pl. Patacada, 10, Reus)

1500             Guided visit tour through modernist Reus


The early bird in-person conference registration is AUD $700 (approx. 425 Euro).

For postgraduate/doctoral students, it is AUD $500 (approx. 300 Euro).

Registration includes evening drinks, a conference dinner, all lunches, morning teas and the field trip.

To register, please visit:

We welcome attendance from interested participants who do not wish to present but would like to join in the discussions.

Please note that in 2024 we will not be providing the option of online attendance, so we do hope that you will be able to join us in person.


Some hotels at walking distance of the Conference venue are the following:

Hotel H10 Imperial Tarraco –

Hotel SB Ciutat de Tarragona –

Hotel AC Tarragona –

Hotel Astari –

Hotel Lauria –

Hotel Plaça de la Font –


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate in contacting us at:

Call por papers – Already closed!

We are delighted to announce that the 7th International Research Forum on Multi-Owned Properties will run from 15-17 May at the Centre Tarraconense el Seminari in Tarragona, Spain.

Organised by Prof Hazel Easthope and Dr Laura Crommelin at UNSW City Futures Research Centre, and hosted by Prof Sergio Nasarre-Aznar at the UNESCO Housing Chair Universitat Rovira i Virgili, the forum will bring together international researchers to share their knowledge and research on multi-owned properties (strata title, unit title, condominium, common interest development, homeowner association and other similarly structured properties).

We would like to invite interested presenters to submit a paper proposal on any research topic related to multi-owned properties. We welcome proposals from academics and practitioners, with priority given to papers drawing on the findings of systematic research.  

Discipline and field of research areas may include but are not limited to:


  • architecture
  • built environment
  • construction studies
  • design
  • economics
  • environmental science
  • law/policy
  • management
  • planning
  • property and real estate studies
  • social science
  • sociology
  • tourism studies

The format of the forum is designed to encourage collective engagement and relationship-building. The forum does not involve parallel sessions; selected papers will be presented in-person to the entire group, with 40-minute slots allocated to allow for a presentation followed by substantive group discussion. For this reason, only a limited number of participants will be selected to present alongside our keynote speaker Professor Amnon Lehavi from Reichman University.

If you would like to present, please submit an abstract (in English language) of no longer than 250 words by 4th February 2024 to Hazel Easthope at We encourage presentations from postgraduate students and early career researchers as well as more established researchers.

Organizing committee


Hazel Easthope, UNSW

Laura Crommelin, UNSW

Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, URV


Dr. Gemma, Caballé-Fabra, URV

Dr. Mª Paula Rodríguez-Liévano, URV

Marina Pueyo-Villanueva, URV

With the support of

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