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The Housing Agency hosts European experts at the ‘Affordable Housing Seminar’

The Housing Agency hosts European experts at the ‘Affordable Housing Seminar’
06 Dec 2018

The seminar will take place in the Alex Hotel and the programme will include:

Topic 1. GOOD FUNDING MECHANISMS FOR ACHIEVING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Dr Gerard van Bortel, Assistant Professor Housing Management, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

The role of the Council of Europe Development Bank

Dr Luigi Cuna and Mr Samir Kulenovic, Council of Europe Development Bank

Funding the right balance: Affordable rental and homeownership

Ms Kath Scanlon, Researcher, London School of Economics

Irish Respondent and Group Discussion

Professor Michelle Norris, Head of School, UCD

 

Topic 2. FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN AFFORDABLE RENTAL AND AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP

The role of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Dr Gulnara Roll, Head of Housing and Land Management Unit, UNEC for Europe

Irish Respondent and Group Discussion

Mr Aidan Culhane, Director of Housing, Urbeo Residential

 

Topic 3. THE IRISH MODEL OF COST RENTAL AND GERMAN AFFORDABLE HOUSING POLICIES AND CHALLENGES

The Irish model of cost rental being introduced

Mr Barry Quinlan, Principal Officer, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

German affordable housing policies and challenges

Dr Steffen Wetzstein, Senior Researcher, Brandt School of Public Policy, Germany and

Mr Rolf Müller, Head of Housing and Property, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development

 

Topic 4. HOW CAN RESEARCH BE USED TO INFORM AFFORDABLE HOUSING POLICIES?

Dr Jaana Nevalainen, Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of the Environment of Finland

Research evidence on housing affordability in Ireland

Mr Conor O’Toole, Senior Researcher, Economic and Social Research Institute

Irish Respondent and Group Discussion

Mr David Silke, Director of Research and Corporate Affairs, Housing Agency

Speaking about the seminar, John O’Connor, CEO, of the Housing Agency said ‘The Housing Agency is a centre of excellence in research to inform policy development. We realise the importance of learning lessons from Europe and sharing these with practitioners and policy makers in Ireland. We are delighted to welcome some of the top names in current European research to our event today’.