Posts Tagged ‘Housing’

Age-Appropriate neighbourhoods? Overcome competition and test new forms of cooperation!

In Europe, we are facing demographic change and the pleasing prospect of rising life expectancy. But as a consequence, the share of elderly people with a need of care will increase in the next two decades. According to Eurostat data, the share of people aged 65 and over is set to increase to approximately 29% [...]

By Jonas Scholze, on June 15th, 2017 at 10:22

Cities in Action for Social Housing: Residents form central link in creating sustainable social housing

Many European cities are currently dealing with the question of how to make social housing more energy efficient and sustainable, without leading to skyrocketing costs. Cities in Action for Social housing (CASH) was an URBACT-network consisting of 11 European cities and regions, which focused on this important and complex challenge. It did not only look [...]

By URBACT, on January 10th, 2014 at 19:19

Call For Evidence – Building Energy Efficiency

The building sector accounts for 40% of the total energy use and for 36% of Europe’s CO2 emissions. It generates 9% of the total EU 27 GDP and 8 % of the total employment. Since the EU aims at reductions in domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990 level), the [...]

By URBACT, on June 1st, 2012 at 15:47

How good are the energy certification “good guys”

While many member states have introduced energy standards to be respected for new (particularly residential) construction in recent years, since 2003 the EU has added an extra stimulus to this process promoting adoption of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  Recast in 2009 to strengthen commitment on this issue, the Directive incites the adoption [...]

By URBACT, on November 9th, 2010 at 14:40

Gentrification versus Working Class Neighbourhoods

Darinka Czischke, Thematic Expert of the URBACT SUITE project gave the last of this season’s series of lectures sponsored by the European Housing Forum in Brussels on the 29th of June. It was in fact the 4th lecture organised under the theme “Changing Lifestyles, Changing Climate – The role of Housing in the EU”. The [...]

By URBACT, on July 6th, 2010 at 10:27

Ageing Society and Housing Futures

The fact that many countries are experiencing a structural shift in demographic composition provoked by ageing populations has take some time to gain universal awareness. It seems only some years ago that early retirement or shorter working weeks were being promoted to create space in the labour market for a younger work force (60 year [...]

By URBACT, on June 7th, 2010 at 11:58