Rotterdam, Netherlands

Developing Social Housing Projects

when 6 November 2017 - 24 November 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 2750

One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try to address the housing problem but have often been implemented in such ways that the people in real need are not reached and/or the social housing projects do not improve the overall living conditions of people or lack a contribution to sustainable urban development to their problems. Developing and therefore allowing for better implementation of social housing contributes directly to the living conditions and to the growth of cities in the developing world.

Course leader

Ellen Geurts

Target group

This course is primarily designed to build the capacity of social housing developers in both private and public sectors. Social housing is understood here as an affordable formal housing solution, delivered by private and/or public sectors. It targets housing and planning officials in national and local governments, housing professionals from housing-related institutions, the private sector, NGO sector, real estate developers and councilors involved in housing delivery. The professionals targeted are developers, architects, urban designers, building inspectors, (construction) engineers, policy makers and housing programme/project managers.

Course aim

At the end of the course, participants will be able to successfully develop a social housing project proposal defining designs and plans, financial instruments, management structure and the institutional set-up. Many social housing projects do not reach low to middle income households, because they are unaffordable or the design and location is inappropriate. The development phase, where social housing policies are translated into action, is crucial in ensuring that social housing reaches low- to middle-income households.

Fee info

EUR 2750: * Please note that for EU participants, the VAT of 21% will apply. The tuition fee stated above is excluding the VAT.