Listen to professionals from the UN-Habitat, the European Union, ISOCARP, Strelka KB and others, who will share intelligence on the challenges and solutions to address the inadequacies of mass housing in the context of climate change.
More or less similar mass housing has been erected everywhere in the 20th century
Up to 80% of cities' fabric worldwide is residential. This fabric not only provides dwellings for millions of citizens, it also defines the quality of the urban environment as a whole — social comfort, microclimate, visual diversity and opportunities for local businesses to grow. A significant share of these residential units has been produced after the Second World War, when urban population tripled in only 50 years' time. There was no time to think of tailored solutions for each neighborhood, and industrial construction technologies played a key role in answering the increasing demand. This legacy of modernist mass housing districts can be found on all continents, in cities as different as Seoul, Paris, Moscow, Leipzig, Tashkent, Tokyo, Beijing, Cairo, Casablanca or São Paulo.
Climate change, among others, has made this mass housing obsolete today
Their design and planning led to many unmatched expectations for the quality of life of their residents, and they are in need of adaptation in the context of climate change. The stock of mass housing is so huge that it cannot be replaced in the foreseeable future for ecological, economic and social reasons. And it keeps on growing today… Mass housing units should be considered an opportunity for developers, architects and planners, as good solutions bear the potential to be reproduced worldwide. Their modernization could have a significant impact in the fight against climate change.
Since so many share the same problems, we believe that solutions to regenerate mass housing should be designed in a collaborative way
The public conference will bring together representatives of international organizations, cities and companies to discuss the challenges and solutions of mass housing modernization. The result of the workshop will also be discussed, making this day a collaborative brainstorm on the issue, as well as the official launch of this international initiative to adapt mass housing to climate change. The results of this event will be further presented online at the COP-26 on November 10th.
Project director at Strelka KB
Director at the ISOCARP Institute
Housing Lead Specialist at the Land, Housing and Shelter section of the UN-Habitat
Сouncillor at the German Association of Cities (Städtetag), and former head of department in the Urban Planning Office of the City of Dresden.
Managing director at Strelka KB
Architect, curator, film director
Director of the Brussels Liaison Office of the City of Vienna and Сoordinator of the EU Urban Agenda Housing Partnership
Team Leader for urban policy, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy
Senior Policy Analyst at the OECD
What is mass housing, and why is it important today to consider renewing the existing stock?Ekaterina Maleeva, project director at Strelka KB
Different pasts, different futures, but an ideal time to share intelligence on mass housing.Didier Vancutsem, Director at the ISOCARP Institute
12:15pm - 1:30pm
MODERATOR:Max Yvetot, head of urban governance at Strelka KB.
Mass housing is a worldwide phenomenon, and its inadequacy in the context of climate change a worldwide problem.Christophe Lalande, Housing Lead Specialist at the Land, Housing and Shelter section of the UN-Habitat
Key challenges around mass housing and building decarbonisation. Atsuhito Oshima, Senior Policy Analyst at the OECD
EU action on housing. Challenges and opportunities for public and private actors on the issue of housing. Thomas de Béthune, Team Leader for urban policy, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy
Affordable housing for all – Sustainable urban development in European cities. Michaela Kauer, Director of the Brussels Liaison Office of the City of Vienna and Сoordinator of the EU Urban Agenda Housing Partnership
The challenges and solutions at the city level. How can municipalities act to modernize their housing stock? Hilmar von Lojewski, Сouncillor at the German Association of Cities (Städtetag), and former head of department in the Urban Planning Office of the City of Dresden.
The Grand Parc project renovation in Bordeaux, France. An architect’s viewpoint on the renovation of mass housing. Christophe Hutin, Architect, curator, film director
Using ESG-principles to rethink mass housing units.Alexandra Chechetkina, managing director at Strelka KB
1:30pm - 2pm
2:10pm - 3pm
Review OF THE RESULT OF THE WORKSHOP
MODERATOR:Milena Ivkovic, ISOCARP Institute.
Presentation of the result of the workshop - a representative for each of the four groups will present their conclusion - 20 minutes
Discussion with the speakers - 15 minutes
CONCLUDING WORDS: Ekaterina Maleeva, project director at Strelka KB