26. Towards Sustainable Communities and Housing

Working Group Coordinators

Montserrat Pareja Eastaway mpareja@ub.edu
Department of Economics, University of Barcelona, Spain

Jesper Ole Jensen joj@sbi.aau.dk
Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nessa Winston Nessa.winston@ucd.ie
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland

Description of the Working Group

The Working Group focuses on policies, programs, actions and progress towards achieving sustainable solutions for communities, with housing as a central axis in the topic area, The aim is to more space for discussion and reflection to issues related to housing and urban sustainability. These issues include the following:

  • sustainable communities from an international perspective: policies, programs actions;
  • climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies relating to housing (e.g. flooding and drought management; heat islands);
  • environmental justice and strategies to address the needs of vulnerable groups;
  • low carbon transitions;
  • fuel poverty;
  • smart solutions for sustainable housing and cities;
  • new urbanism;
  • eco-villages; and
  • governance as related to any of the aforementioned issues.

Plans for the Workshop in Uppsala

We welcome contributions related to the topics indicated in the description of the Working Group.