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Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Abstract

Responses to different crises allow us to rethink housing conceptions and identify initiatives, policies and patterns that can make a difference for the future. Recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed critical failures of current housing systems and the changing nature of our understanding of housing challenges. Initiatives and collaborations with a transformative potential have emerged or have been reinforced in that context. Moreover, transformations of conceptions, of policy agendas and of professional practices have been steered since a longer time by the recognition of the affordability crisis and of climate change as major challenges for the housing sector. The conference will focus on present or past collaborative initiatives that bring together local actors, from institutions to the third and private sector, regional and central governments, technicians, residents and sometimes academia. We will discuss the potential of such multi-actor processes and of co-creation to adapt the ways we conceive, build and manage housing to present and future challenges that cities face.

Announcement

Presentation

This international conference is organized by the RE-DWELL Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network “Delivering affordable and sustainable housing in Europe” (https://www.re-dwell.eu) and the Pacte Social Sciences Research Centre of Université Grenoble Alpes (https://www.pacte-grenoble.fr/en).

The RE-DWELL research programme posits that the interrelations between the scales and realms of housing have to be integrated in a holistic approach in order to respond to the challenges of creating housing that is both affordable and sustainable. The objective of this first RE-DWELL conference is to create a platform for discussion with the multiple actors and disciplines involved in housing policy, planning, design and construction. We are particularly interested in the ways such integrations challenge the established conceptions and professional practices in the field of housing in European cities. 

The conference will include presentations of scientific papers, keynote speeches, an open roundtable discussion with local housing stakeholders and site visits. This event is part of the agenda of Grenoble European Green Capital 2022, and its December theme “Living in tomorrow’s cities” / “Habiter les villes de demain”.

Key speakers

  • Claire Carriou, professor of urban planning at Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris
  • David Clapham, honorary professor of housing at Glasgow University
  • Doina Petrescu, professor of architecture at University of Sheffield

Argument

Responses to different crises allow us to rethink housing conceptions and identify initiatives, policies and patterns that can make a difference for the future. Recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed critical failures of current housing systems and the changing nature of our understanding of housing challenges. Initiatives and collaborations with a transformative potential have emerged or have been reinforced in that context. Moreover, transformations of conceptions, of policy agendas and of professional practices have been steered since a longer time by the recognition of the affordability crisis and of climate change as major challenges for the housing sector. 

The conference will focus on present or past collaborative initiatives that bring together local actors, from institutions to the third and private sector, regional and central governments, technicians, residents and sometimes academia. We will discuss the potential of such multi-actor processes and of co-creation to adapt the ways we conceive, build and manage housing to present and future challenges that cities face. With this purpose, we invite submissions on the following themes considering co-creation from a variety of interrelated perspectives:

Transforming governance

Our aim is to discuss forms of governance that bring together actors at different levels (local, regional, national or European) and spheres (public, private and civil society) in order to tackle housing challenges which are “public interest led”. We welcome contributions on the role of local or supra national approaches that confront the established national perspectives on housing systems.

Co-creation environments and processes

We are particularly interested in the role of co-creation processes in fostering spaces for practitioners, civil society and academics to address current and future housing challenges together. We welcome presentations about participative housing design and management, also involving action research. In particular, we would like to discuss inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to housing, involving different competences, practices, disciplines and methods.

New housing solutions and renewed professional practices

We welcome contributions on models of housing construction and rehabilitation that respond to current challenges such as reducing carbon footprint and costs, tackling urban land scarcity and its financialization, and the creation of emergency and temporary housing, among others. We are particularly interested in discussing the implications of the development of such solutions for current professional practices and the emergence of partnerships between actors to create and promote them. 

Knowledge co-creation

Finally, we aim to address in this conference the co-production of knowledge and of data on housing experiences and on housing solutions and the transfer of that knowledge across different levels. In this regard, we expect contributions on collaborative processes of data collection, treatment and sharing, involving different levels of expertise, from the individual to the collective and from the local to the international level. The assessment of the social value and of the well-being in housing developments, for example, based on individual living experiences, as well as the production of frames of reference through national and international networks of cities, housing associations or research groups are relevant for the discussion.

Submission guidelines

24.6.2022 Deadline of abstract submission (up to 500 words)

on: https://re-dwell2022.sciencesconf.org

15.07.2022 Notification of abstract approval.

30.9.2022 Long abstract submission (up to 1 000 words) for the online publication of the proceedings.

3.10.2022 – 14.11.2022 Registration

Scientific committee

  • Charles Ambrosino, Pacte laboratoire de sciences sociales, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Anthony Boanada-Fuchs, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Marine Bourgeois, Pacte laboratoire de sciences sociales, Sciences Po Grenoble, France
  • David Clapham, School of Social and Political Sciences, Glasgow University, UK
  • Gilles Debizet, Pacte laboratoire de sciences sociales, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Yvonne Franz, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Walter Matznetter, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Ashraf M. Salama, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Mathieu Van Criekingen, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Roelof Verhage, Laboratoire Triangle, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France

Organization committee

  • Adriana Diaconu, Pacte laboratoire de sciences sociales, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Paulette Duarte, Pacte laboratoire de sciences sociales, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Christophe Verrier, Pacte laboratoire de sciences sociales, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Adrienne Csizmady, Institute for Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • Leandro Madrazo, School of Architecture La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
  • Karim Hadjri, Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Places

  • Institut d’Urbanisme et de Géographie Alpine (IUGA) 14, avenue Marie Reynoard
    Grenoble, France (38)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Friday, June 24, 2022

Keywords

  • housing, affordability, sustainability, co-creation, policy, governance

Contact(s)

  • Adriana Diaconu
    courriel : adriana [dot] diaconu [at] univ-grenoble-alpes [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Adriana Diaconu
    courriel : adriana [dot] diaconu [at] univ-grenoble-alpes [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Housing co-creation for tomorrow’s cities », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, https://doi.org/10.58079/18za

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