Date:3 July, 2023
Housing is of key importance for societies. It drives the economy and is a key issue for sustainable urban and regional development in growing as well as declining areas. The energy crisis and energy transition have a huge impact on human behavior relating to energy, housing, and the built environment. This course focuses on sustainable housing development and deals with environmental as well as economic and social sustainability. How do housing markets work and how do governments intervene? How can the affordability, quality, and energy efficiency of the housing stock be improved? The course will give insight into the European perspective on the development of sustainable housing stock, and speeding up energy transition goals, by presenting European and national goals, policies, regulations, assessment tools, process innovations, behavioural, institutional and management approaches. It will shed light on emerging economies and institutions in a similar context.