Climate change, inequality & social isolation are among the biggest challenges of our time, and they have more in common than may first meet the eye. Each is a global challenge. Each requires local action as part of the solution. And with all three issues, society’s most vulnerable residents risk facing the most negative impacts.
High-quality, resource-efficient housing—and the planning policy that enables it—can help address all three. For the past three years, Interreg Social Green partners—based in Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Estonia, Sweden and Romania—have developed an understanding of the relationships between these challenges, and have been collaborating on solutions by building and renovating resource-efficient social housing. Under One Roof: Solving Society’s Most Pressing Challenges through Housing provides you good examples of solutions and what kind of policies should take place to change to improve the life quality and energy efficiency in the social housing sector.
Social Green project will host its mid-term event: Carbon Neutral Social Housing in Europe Post 2020- Challenges and Opportunities where a prestige group of keynotes will present their views on opportunities and challenges for carbon neutral social housing from regional, national and European perspectives. The Conference will take place on the 26th of March in the famous Casa da Musica in Porto (Portugal).