The Housing Agency & Housing Europe co-host workshop on land and social housing at Social Housing Europe festival

Posted: Jun 06, 2023 / By: Communications Categories:
The Housing Agency & Housing Europe co-host workshop on land and social housing at Social Housing Europe festival

The Housing Agency and Housing Europe co-hosted an event entitled The Ground Beneath Our Feet - public land use and delivery of affordable housing on the 7th June at the Social Housing Festival in Barcelona. 

Land is fundamental to the delivery of housing. It is literally the foundation upon which housing is built, and those who control it, thus, also effectively control the delivery of new housing. In the context of insufficient availability of affordable housing in many regions, this event will look at the different ways in which government is using strong land management policies to boost the delivery of new social & affordable homes. This workshop included presentations from a variety of experts, listed below:

12:40-12:45 | Welcoming remarks and event agenda
• Dara Turnbull, Housing Europe
12:45-13:05 | Active public land management toolkit – The #Housing2030 approach
• Julie Lawson, RMIT University
13:05-13:15 | Starting from scratch – the new Irish Land Development Agency
• Dearbhla Lawson, Irish Land Development Agency
13:15-13:25 | Managing a scarce resource – public land management in Barcelona
• Ivan Ruiz Gallardo, Barcelona Municipal Housing Department
13:25-13:35 | Public land management that drives innovation – the Vienna model
Bernd Riessland from the Austrian Federation of Limited-Profit Housing Associations (GBV), Vienna
13:35-13:45 | Public land management in a housing system in transition
• Mojca Štritof-Brus, Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia
13:45-14:00 | Q&A with the speakers
• Moderated by Dara Turnbull, Housing Europe

A full recording of the event can be viewed on our YouTube channel: The Ground Beneath Our Feet full recording.

Slides from the event can be downloaded here: The Ground Beneath Our Feet slides.

You may also be interested in The Housing Agency's series of webinars on land, more information can be found here: Talking about Land series.

Finally, the Housing 2030 report is an excellent resource which can be accessed here: Housing 2030 report.