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UNECE Symposium on Social Housing

UNECE Symposium on Social Housing

28 - 30 November 2004
Vienna Austria

UNECE considers the future of social housing to be central to achieve sustainable urban development. To support its member states in the development of social housing programmes, an international task force has been set up by the Committee on Human Settlements in September 2002 to develop new guidelines on social housing. After two years of work these guidelines will be presented to the public at this Symposium.

At this international symposium, hosted by the City of Vienna, experts from the 55 UNECE member states are invited to comment and to discuss the finalised guidelines on social housing and to enrich the compendium with examples of best practice. The symposium brings together different participants of the social housing sphere: policy makers, experts, housing providers, researchers as well as members of international and non-governmental organizations. The conference therefore provides a platform for delegates and experts from across the UNECE region to contribute to an international dialogue on social housing.

Programme

Background documents

UNECE Guidelines on Social Housing

Chapter 1: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL HOUSING (pdf)
Chapter 2: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL HOUSING IN HOUSING POLICIES (pdf)
Chapter 3: THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK (pdf)
Chapter 4: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK - first draft (pdf)
Chapter 5: THE MACRO-ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK (pdf)
Chapter 6: FINANCING OF SOCIAL HOUSING (pdf)
Chapter 7: SOCIAL COHESION (pdf)
Chapter 8: SOCIAL HOUSING DESIGN (pdf)
Chapter 9: PILOT PROJECTS AND RESEARCH IN SOCIAL HOUSING (pdf)

Documentation

Title Presenter Download
Report of the symposium   PDF
Opening message

Werner Faymann

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Introduction - The Guidelines on Social Housing Wolfgang Förster PDF
Session 1: The role and evolution of social housing in society
Presentation of the UNECE guidelines - The role and evolution of social housing in society Martti Lujanen PDF
On the term "social housing" Christian Donner PDF
Pre-fabricated housing estates - a social challenge? Christoph Gollner PDF
Stock transfer - processes of tenure restructuring in Great Britain Mary Taylor PDF
Social Housing in Supportive Environment Branislava Zarkovic PDF
Session 2: The institutional and legal framework
Presentation of the UNECE guidelines - The legal framework Iris Behr PDF
Starting from scratch in Kosovo Malcolm Boorer PDF
Responsibilities for Housing Development on Different Institutional levels in Slovak Republic Alena Kandlbauerova PDF
Social Housing in Latvia Inara Marana / Valdis Zakis PDF
"Wohndrehscheibe"- Housing information system for the disadvantaged Christian Perl PDF
Session 3: The macro-economic framework and social housing finance    
Presentation of the UNECE guidelines - The macro-economic Alexander Puzanov PDF
Presentation of the UNECE guidelines - social housing finance Claude Taffin PDF
Macro-economic framework and social housing finance. Financing systems Stephen Duckworth PDF
Financing the non-profit housing in Switzerland Ernst Hauri PDF
Funding for Social Housing Jorge Morgado Ferreira PDF
Low Cost Building Society Today Zdzislaw Slabkowicz PDF
Session 4: Social cohesion and social housing design    
Presentation of the UNECE guidelines - Social housing and social cohesion Iskra Dandolova PDF
Women and Social Cohesion in Housing Policies Emmy Galama-Rommerts PDF
Developers competitions and environmentally sound modernization of the building stock as key instruments of Viennese Social Housing Policies Robert Korab PDF
Strategy on Access to Housing Nermina Dzepar-Ganibegovic PDF
New approach to social and functional mix in housing of Belgrade after 2002 Zlata Vuksanovic PDF
Special Event: The Austrian model of Limited-profit Housing    
Presentation of the Austrian model of Limited-profit Housing Karl Wurm PDF
Bau- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft Frieden Karl Blahna PDF
Gemeinnützige Wohnungs- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft Neunkirchen Hans Knoll PDF
Further contributions    
Quality Standards of Social Housing Herbert Ablinger PDF
The Importance of Housing Systems In Safeguarding Social Cohesion in Europe - SOCOHO Karl Czasny PDF
COOP - Integrated Forms of Cooperation in Housing Stock Policy for the housing provision of risk groups Heidrun Feigelfeld PDF
Social Myopia Joanna Giecewicz PDF
Institutional arrangements of non-profit housing organizations in Slovakia Koloman Ivanicka & Alle Elbers PDF
Social Housing in Azerbaijan Azer T. Khanlarov PDF
Montenegrin Labour union housing support plan: pro at contra Aleksandar Radulovic PDF
Plurality of Methods in Conflict Management in Council Estates. Two Best Practice Examples from Gebietsbetreuung Storchengrund Elisabeth Ratzer PDF
Integrated Strategies for the Creation of Sustainable Communities in Madrid: The "Eco-Valle" Operation Francisco Jose Rubio Gonzalez PDF
Towards a Stronger Role of the Local Level in Social Housing: Innovative Housing Strategies of Local Governments in Germany Christian Schlosser PDF