Co-op Workshop on Affordable Housing
Co-op City NETwork (COCINET) Workshop
January 22nd, 2015
IIHS Bangalore City Campus
This one-day expert workshop in Bengaluru is hosted by IIHS, Habitat Unit @ TU-Berlin and MOD Institute following similar regional meetings in Rio de Janeiro and Dar-es-Salaam. By bringing together experts from South Asia & Southeast Asia, the aim is to find common ground in our approach to strengthening self-built housing by imagining the structure and workings of a network on this theme, and discussing the aims and objectives of the full funding bid to the ISSC.
The question of affordable housing for low-income groups has been recognized as one of the key challenges in the global discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals. Many governments have already responded through new mass housing programmes, but due to bureaucratic, managerial, financial or contextual inadequacies, the new housing packages, if delivered, so far often fail to build adequately diverse, adaptable live-work environments which match the demands and resources of the end-users.
Emerging from a belief that the possibility of sustainable affordable housing solutions lies in combining the State’s resources and delivery capacities with the end-user’s “resources, skills and expertise”, we would collectively attempt to imagine a transformative global knowledge network that could promote such user-driven housing solutions.
For more informations please contact MOD Institute.
We work independently and in collaboration with an extended network of individuals and organisations to visualise urban processes and challenges so as to inform participation and intervention.
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