COCINET Workshop Berlin


Co-op City NETwork (COCINET) Workshop
January 26-28, 2015
TU Berlin, Habitat Unit

Following the three regional COCINET-workshops in Dar es Salaam, Rio and Bengaluru, Berlin is host to three-day international COCINET workshop.

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.

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.

Participating experts are:
Gautam Bahn, IIHS Bengaluru
Tile von Damm, MOD Institute
Rüdiger Haum, WBGU
Rainer Hehl, TU Berlin
Marie Huchzermeyer, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
Gerhard Kienast, University Kassel
Rachel Lee, Habitat Unit TU Berlin
Grace Lubaale, Kenya Urban Sector at UN HABITAT
Philipp Misselwitz, Habitat Unit TU Berlin
Matt Nohn, Harvard University
Malin Praktiknjo, Habitat Unit TU Berlin
Oliver Schetter, Habitat Unit TU Berlin
AbdouMaliq Simone, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Jörg Stollmann, TU Berlin
Klaus Täschner, Habitat Initiative Germany
Carsten Zehner, Consultant and Trainer for Urban Development, Planning and Management, Berlin

Habitat Unit at TU Berlin in cooperation with MOD Institut have sucessfully gained a seed grant from ISSC in October 2014.




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