URBAN LAND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Event type
Housing

Housing

Event information

Start date
America/Santiago
End date
America/Santiago
Event type
Modality
Virtual
Description

The issue of providing affordable housing in urban areas is a complex one that involves a variety of factors, including land availability and cost, zoning regulations, construction costs, and financing.

The aim of this session is to enable a transatlantic (Americas and Europe) dialogue on the subject, by examining exemplar cases in Europe and the US with a critical reflection from selected government officials operating in both continents.

Much has been written about land value capture tools and tax incentives mechanisms to gain developers’ contributions in the form of housing units. The focus here will be on the supply of urban land and how this can be achieved. We will particularly examine cases that:

  1. Increase the supply of land, such as rezoning underutilized land or converting abandoned buildings into residential spaces. (José Téllez,  SostreCivic, Spain)
  2. Create community land trusts: Community land trusts are non-profit organizations that purchase and hold land in trust for the benefit of the community. This can help ensure that the land is used for affordable housing and can also provide long-term stability for residents. (John Emmeus Davis -CLT Innovation)

A recording of the event is available on the attached Youtube link.

Schedule

09:00 am ~ 09:05 am
Bienvenida e introducción

Introducción al tema, importancia del asunto y organizaciones colaboradoras

 

Speakers
Claudia Murray
Henley Business School, Universidad de Reading
09:05 am ~ 09:15 am
Reflexiones sobre el suelo y la vivienda asequible
Speakers
Semida Munteanu
Lincoln Institute for Land Policy
09:15 am ~ 09:20 am
Presentación del panel

Presentación de los miembros del panel

Speakers
Henk Bouwman
Metrex
09:20 am ~ 10:10 am
Presentaciones de paneles
Speakers
Sostre Civic
John Emmeus Davis
Center for Community Land Trust
Cristina Gomez Jurado
Director de Operaciones Urbanas, Municipio de Quito, Ecuador
Erik Solano
Ex presidente Instituto Nacional de Vivienda (INVU), Costa Rica
Michaela Kauer
Director, Liaison Office en Bruselas, Ciudad de Viena
Attached presentation
Sostre Civic
John Emmeus Davis
10:10 am ~ 10:20 am
Comentarios y reflexiones de la CEPAL
Speakers
Diego Aulestia
Jefe de Unidad, Unidad de Asentamientos Humanos, CEPAL
10:20 am ~ 10:30 am
Palabras de cierre y agradecimiento
Speakers
Luis Vergara
Universidad de la Frontera
Stephen Gallagher
Metrex
Host
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, METREX Housing Expert Group, Universidad de La Frontera, Henley Business School - University of Reading, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Sostre Civic, Centre for Community and Trust Innovation