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The Hague Housing Confrence: Neo-liberal ideas and social housing realities. Affordable housing when government participation is shrinking.

One Day Event - Conference, Expert Speakers, Debates, Networking Opportunities and much more. There is also the possibility to join a study tour in Rotterdam the day before the Conference. 


>> 28th February 2014




The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) is hosting The Hague Housing Conference in the Bel Air hotel during February 2014. As in 2013 this event will consist of a one-day conference with a preceding speaker’s dinner and delegate reception the night before. The conference contains a plenary session in the morning, plus sub sessions in the afternoon. There is the possibility to join a study tour in Rotterdam the day before the Conference. 


Our exciting speaker lineup includes

  • Christine Whitehead, Professor of Housing Economics, London School of Economics
  • Maria Hoek Smit, Director of the International Housing Finance Program of the Wharton School Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
  • Palle Adamsen, Managing Director of Lejerbo (Housing Association)
  • Maria Molenaar, CEO of Woonstad Rotterdam
  • Robert Buckley, Senior fellow in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School
  • Anne Lacaton, Co-founder of the Lacaton & Vassal Architects in Paris
  • Ines Magalhães, Brazilian State Secretary for Housing, Ministry of Cities
  • Sheela Patel, Founder of the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC)
  • Willem van Vliet, Directs the Children, Youth and Environments Center for Community Engagement
  • Katy Lock, Garden Cities and New Towns Advocate at TCPA
  • Michelle Provoost, Director of the International New Town Institute (INTI) in Almere

Moderator - Claudio Acioly, Head Capacity Development Unit, Housing & Urban Management Expert UN-HABITAT. 


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Bel Air Hotel in The Hague located ideally between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Both are within 45 minutes travel distance.


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