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IFHP Berlin Lab: The Good, the Bad and the Market

Wednesday 11.11.2015
18-20.30: Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Köpenicker Str. 48/49, Berlin-Mitte

Affordable Housing, Collective culture, and Spaces of Resistance in Contemporary Berlin
Join the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP), the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) and the Deutches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ) to discuss and debate Berlin’s contemporary housing challenges and alternative measures to ensure adequate affordable housing in the city.
Berlin, like many cities around the world is in the midst of a ‘new housing crisis’. Traditionally a ‘rental’ city with a variety of low cost housing options, Berlin’s housing situation is at risk of unbalancing the very urban fabric that makes the city so attractive. Shifting housing and planning regulations, increasing foreign property investment, high immigration numbers, stagnating wages and a proactive citizen activist movement mean Berlin’s contemporary housing environment is as complex as it is chaotic; the perfect setting for an urban lab then!

Engaging urban practitioners, politicians, housing groups, academics and activists to name a few, the LAB will assess Berlin’s contemporary housing challenges, discuss how and why co-housing communities can be supported through ideas, structures and financing, and question the role of  public and private housing corporations to ensure Berlin’s affordable housing future.

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The Berlin LAB is the third part in a series of IFHP housing labs in New York, Copenhagen and Berlin. 

The results of The IFHP Berlin Lab will be shared and discussed at The IFHP Summit on 12th November.  

For more information, please contact IFHP Project Manager Giulia Maci