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Good governance and regulation to support affordability in housing

#Housing2030 | Online | 24th February 2021

24 February 2021Save the date

Housing 2030 is a joint international initiative of housing experts from over 56 governments through UNECE, UN Habitat and 43,000 affordable housing providers and neighbourhood developers represented by Housing Europe. It aims to improve the capacity of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and sustainability.

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(CET / GMT+1)


Welcome & Digital Housekeeping


Putting housing at the heart of the social agenda

Katarina Ivanković Knežević

Director of DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


Keynote address

József Hegedüs 

Managing Director at the Metropolitan Research Institute, Budapest


The ‘Good Governance’ policy toolkit

Julie Lawson 

#Housing2030 Lead Writer and Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT University


Q&A Session

moderated by David Orr, #Housing2030 Co-Chair

Julie Lawson

#Housing2030 Lead Writer and Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT University

Ken Gibb

Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE)

Jarmo Linden

Director at the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA)​​

The speakers on this panel have recorded three podcasts on the theme of ‘How good governance is the foundation for affordable housing outcomes’. Attendees are encouraged to listen to these interventions in advance of the webinar, as this session will be a Q&A only. Tune in.


Virtual coffee break


What are the buildings blocks of a system of governance and regulation that serves to promote affordability in housing

moderated by Elena Szolgayova, #Housing2030 Co-Chair

Representatives of national and local governments, social and affordable housing providers and policy experts will share their views on what makes for good governance of the housing sector, promoting affordability and inclusion.

Catherine Ryder

National Housing Federation of England

Guido Schwarzendahl 

Bauverein Halle - Cooperative Housing Association

Neil Munslow

Newcastle City Council

Pedro Pinto de Jesus

GEBALIS Public Housing Company, Lisbon

Lucia Štasselová

Deputy Mayor of Bratislava


Summary of the day’s discussions

Elena Szolgayova

#Housing2030 Co-Chair

David Orr

 #Housing2030 Co-Chair