urbaMonde's participation at the "Tackling the Global Housing Challenges" international conference in Zürich


Discussions around housing cooperatives' role in the provision of affordable housing

Worldwide governments are rolling back from the housing sector and the private sector is proving unable to cater for the needs of low-income groups. As a result an increasing number of people across the world are struggling to find a decent home.

In this global context, people are seeking new strategies to meet their housing needs, and housing cooperatives are regaining international attention as a third way to secure access to affordable non-commodifiable housing.

This one-day international conference brings together a group of leading experts on cooperative housing. Drawing on their international experiences and insights, it will explore the current role, approaches and strategies of housing cooperatives in a selected number of countries.

Speakers and the audience will openly debate the opportunities and challenges of replicating successful practices in different contexts.


urbaMonde supports collective and participatory housing projects and creates solidarity links between inhabitants throughout the world.
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