The preparations for the Spring Conference in Berlin are in full swing. The conference will take place in Hotel Abion Spreebogen in the city center of Berlin.
Registration for the Conference is already possible: click HERE for registration.
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8 (Wednesday) 09:00 - 10 (Friday) 17:00
As part of the International Social Housing Festival in Helsinki, EFL and Eurhonet’s Social Topic Groups will be organising a joint seminar on
As part of the International Social Housing Festival in Helsinki, EFL and Eurhonet’s Social Topic Groups will be organising a joint seminar on June 15th. This seminar will include presentations from EFL and Eurhonet members who will share innovations in resident engagement, as well group discussions and activities for participants.
We will be addressing the following questions:
– How can affordable housing providers ensure that residents’ voices are heard within the decision-making processes that shape their living environments?
– What strategies can be used to listen to the full diversity of resident voices and views, rather than only those who regularly provide feedback?
– How can international knowledge exchange improve our sector’s capacity to actively engage specific needs groups such as younger people?
– What can international practice teach us about the value of resident engagement and participation in terms of : 1/ achieving our affordable and sustainable development goals and 2/ developing citizenship by supporting residents as active stakeholders?
To participate in the seminar, you need to register for the International Social Housing Festival at the following link and sign up for the event entitled “Building resident voice and influence into housing and neighbourhood development” on Wednesday 15th. You’ll find the agenda of the EFL seminar here. Please keep in mind that the suggested site visit in the afternoon is not part of the seminar programme and requires a separate registration.
For more information, please contact Lucie Lescudé at email@example.com
All Day (Wednesday)
What is the circular economy and how can it be adopted in housing development and construction? One of the key questions during the UK Online Training Workshop, called:
What is the circular economy and how can it be adopted in housing development and construction? One of the key questions during the UK Online Training Workshop, called: ‘Adopting Circular Housing Strategies: On the road to net zero’ by social housing organisation GreenSquareAccord, University of Birmingham and Interreg North West Europe (NWE) project CHARM.
EFL is partner of CHARM. The main project objective of CHARM is to optimise (re)use of material and natural resources. Other objective is to demonstrate innovative approaches for housing renovation and asset management that prevent downcycling. The project also wants to secure adoption of these approaches within the housing organisation partners, as well as to accelerate the adoption of such approaches throughout the social housing industry.
What is the workshop about?
What is the circular economy and how can it be adopted in housing development and construction? How can up-cycling, reducing waste and choosing sustainable building materials reduce your embodied carbon footprint? What are the policy challenges and practical barriers for your organisation on the road to net zero?
How has sustainable social housing pioneer GreenSquareAccord adopted circular housing principles in the design and construction of 12 virtually plastic free homes in Redditch town centre and in a new co-operative circular housing development in Stirchley?
What are short, medium and long-term strategic and practical steps you can take to embed and take advantage of circular economic approaches? Who are key organisations to work with and how can they help?
The workshop includes:
- Introduction to CHARM (Circular Housing Asset and Renovation Management) with TU Delft.
- The net zero housing policy context in the UK with Dr Halima Sacranie, Housing and Communities Research Group, University of Birmingham.
- Learning from circular housing developments in practice with Carl Taylor, Assistant Director of New Business, Green Square Accord.
- A number of breakout interactive sessions with smaller groups of 6-8 participants and workshop co-ordinators around structured tasks.
- A take-away of resources from the workshop discussions, additional reference material and network details.
(Thursday) 10:00 - 12:00
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