Forum Habitat Barcelona 2021

FHAR

Barcelona Housing and Renovation Forum. Sant Pau Modernist Campus 23 and 24 November 2021

THE FHAR

The Barcelona Housing and Renovation Forum (FHAR) is an initiative of the Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation (IMHAB) of the Barcelona City Council, that aims to bring together professionals from the public and private sector to debate, work on, and highlight the future of the right to housing in the city, just as it is overcoming a pandemic that poses new challenges.

In fact, the urban and housing pandemic challenges will be one of the main focuses of the FHAR, along with innovation in public housing development, the commitment to delegated public-private development, transparency and public data to design evidence-based housing policies, as well as the different European models of public policies for access to housing.

The FHAR is part of the cycle of seminars and conferences that IMHAB has promoted since 2016 to reflect on the future challenges of the sector.

Barcelona Housing and Renovation Forum. Sant Pau Modernist Campus 23 and 24 November 2021

C. Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167
08025 Barcelona

Speakers

Ada

Speaker

Ada Colau

Mayor City Council

Barcelona

Analia

Moderator

Analia Plaza

Journalist

El Periódico de España

Anna

Speaker

Anna Gener

CEO

Savills Aguirre Newman

Anna

Speaker

Anna Guanter

Head of Innovation

Culmia

Barbara

Moderator

Barbara Steenbergen

Member of the IUT Executive Committee

International Union of Tenants (IUT)

Borja

Speaker

Borja García-Egotxeaga

CEO

Neinor Homes

Clara

Speaker

Clara Blanchar

Journalist

El País

Cristina

Speaker

Cristina Ballester

Managing Director

IBAVI (Institut Balear de l'Habitatge)

Dáithí

Speaker

Dáithí Downey

Councilor for Housing Policies, Dublin City Council Research and Development and Director

Dublin Housing Observatory

Elena

Speaker

Elena Sánchez

Innovation Manager

Basque Habitat Observatory

Emily

Speaker

Emily Marion Clancy

Vice Mayor

Bologna City Council

Felipe

Speaker

Felipe Castro

Managing Director

EMVISESA, Sevilla

Florian

Moderator

Florian Schmidt

Councilor for urban development

Berlin City Council

Francesc

Speaker

Francesc Monells

Partner-CEO

Edetco

Gemma

Moderator

Gemma Tramullas

Journalist

El Periódico

Gerard

Speaker

Gerard Capó

Manager

I'IMHAB (Barcelona Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation)

Gloria

Speaker

Gloria Rubio

Coordinator

La Dinamo Foundation

Hannah

Speaker

Hannah Emery-Wright

Communities Manager

London CLT

Ian

Speaker

Ian Brossat

Deputy Mayor

Paris

Ignacio

Moderator

Ignacio Paricio

Architect

Clotet, Paricio & Assoc, SL

Javier

Speaker

Javier Burón

Manager of Housing and Rehabilitation

Barcelona City Council

Joan Carles

Speaker

Joan Carles Melero

Director

Technical Services of the Municipal Institute of Housing and Rehabilitation of Barcelona (IMHAB)

Jordi

Speaker

Jordi Bosch Meda

Director of the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory and Head of Housing

Government of Catalonia

Jose Manuel

Speaker

Jose Manuel Villanueva

Founding Partner

011h

Jose Miguel

Moderator

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Project Manager

Arena Housing Project

Josep María

Speaker

Josep María Montaner

Doctor in architecture and professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture

(ETSAB)

Judith

Speaker

Judith Gifreu

Doctor of Law and tenured professor of Administrative Law

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Julie

Speaker

Julie Lawson

Honorary Associate Professor, Housing Studies, Centre for Urban Research

RMIT University, Australia

Laia

Speaker

Laia Forné Aguirre

Member

La Hidra Cooperativa

Laura

Moderator

Laura Aznar

Journalist

ElCritic.cat

Lucía

Speaker

Lucía Martín

Councilor for Housing and Renovation

Barcelona City Council

Manel

Speaker

Manel Rodriguez

President of the Fundación Salas

and Representative of Cohabitat

Maria

Speaker

Maria Vassilakou

CEO

Vassilakou Urban Consulting-Vienna Solutions

Ricky

Speaker

Ricky Burdett

Director

LSE Cities

Robin

Speaker

Robin Van Leijen

European Public Affairs

Aedes

Sandra

Speaker

Sandra Bestraten

President

COAC (Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya)

Sorcha

Moderator

Sorcha Edwards

Secretary General

Housing Europe

Teresa

Speaker

Teresa Batlle

Partner

PichArchitects

Vanesa

Speaker

Vanesa Valiño

Head of cabinet of Barcelona City Council’s Housing Department

Barcelona City Council

Programm

Event schedule and agenda

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10:45-12:15h

"Urban and Housing Pandemic Challenges"

In this round table we will share the best experiences or initiatives led by different European cities to address the impacts and challenges of the pandemic on urban and housing policies.

Intervention by: Ricky Burdett. Director, LSE Cities.

- Round table 

- Moderator: Laura Aznar (Journalist - ElCritic.cat)

- Speakers:

   - Florian Schmidt (Councilor for urban development - Berlin City Council)

   - Lucía Martín (Councilor for Housing and Renovation - Barcelona City Council)

   - Ian Brossat (Deputy Mayor - Paris)

   - Barbara Steenbergen (Member of the IUT Executive Committee - International Union of Tenants (IUT))

   - Ricky Burdett (Director - LSE Cities)

12:15-13:15h

"Transparency and public data for evidence-based housing policy design"

Big Data is revolutionizing society and therefore the design of an evidence-based housing policy. The challenge is how to use public data in the most transparent way without violating the privacy of citizens.

- Round table 

- Moderator: Jose Miguel Calatayud (Project Manager - Arena Housing Project)

- Speakers:

   - Jordi Bosch Meda (Director of the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory and Head of Housing - Government of Catalonia)

   - Elena Sánchez (Innovation Manager - Basque Habitat Observatory)

   - Dáithí Downey (Councilor for Housing Policies, Dublin City Council Research and Development and Director - Dublin Housing Observatory)

13:15-13:45h

"The role of the Barcelona Chair of Housing Studies"

This session will present a new public initiative on public housing and rehabilitation policies promoted by the Barcelona City Council, the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Spanish government and the four public universities of Barcelona.

- Presentation 

- Speakers:

   - Josep María Montaner (Doctor in architecture and professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture - (ETSAB))

   - Judith Gifreu (Doctor of Law and tenured professor of Administrative Law - Autonomous University of Barcelona)

13:45-15:00h

BREAK

15:00-16:00h

"Innovation in public housing development"

The objective of this round table is to present the best practical cases of innovative projects in the field of public housing and analyze what experiences could be easily replicated in other cities and what would be the key challenges to implement them.

- Round table 

- Moderator: Analia Plaza (Journalist - El Periódico de España)

- Speakers:

   - Gerard Capó (Manager - I'IMHAB (Barcelona Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation))

   - Felipe Castro (Managing Director - EMVISESA, Sevilla)

   - Cristina Ballester (Managing Director - IBAVI (Institut Balear de l'Habitatge))

   - Maria Vassilakou (CEO - Vassilakou Urban Consulting-Vienna Solutions)

16:00-16:15h

"Introduction on the industrialized promotion of public housing of l'IMHAB"

Intervention by Joan Carles Melero, Director of Technical Services of the Municipal Institute of Housing and Rehabilitation of Barcelona (IMHAB)

- Intervention 

16:15-17:30h

"Industrialized public housing development"

In this round table we will share the latest projects and studies on the promotion of industrialized public housing and then we will initiate a dialogue with our leading experts and the public to discuss them in depth.

- Round table 

- Moderator: Ignacio Paricio (Architect - Clotet, Paricio & Assoc, SL)

- Speakers:

   - Joan Carles Melero ( Director - Technical Services of the Municipal Institute of Housing and Rehabilitation of Barcelona (IMHAB))

   - Anna Guanter (Head of Innovation - Culmia)

   - Jose Manuel Villanueva (Founding Partner - 011h)

   - Sandra Bestraten (President - COAC (Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya))

   - Francesc Monells (Partner-CEO - Edetco)

   - Teresa Batlle (Partner - PichArchitects)