In search of affordable housing: A European challenge

Event Maison du projet #BM2050, Bordeaux

How are dense, attractive European metropolises addressing the affordable housing shortage that is fast becoming a threat to their resilience? How can these cities meet the needs of low- and medium-income households in spite of rising construction prices, rarefied available land, and regulatory and fiscal constraints? These questions are at the heart of the research project conducted by La Fabrique de la Cité since early 2018. Following its 2017 study on the temporary housing of asylum-seekers in German and Swedish cities, La Fabrique de la Cité reached out to over 30 experts based in 7 European metropolises in order to analyze and reveal the issues faced by Paris, Bordeaux, London, Berlin, Munich, Stockholm, and Warsaw when it comes to affordable housing, as well as the potential solutions urban stakeholders in these cities are currently exploring.

La Fabrique de la Cité will present its upcoming report on this subject during a conference and debate due to be held in Bordeaux on 7 November 2018 and organized in collaboration with Bordeaux Métropole. Experts from the public, private, and academic sectors will gather to reflect on potential ways to address the European challenge of affordable housing during a first roundtable. This session will be followed by a second roundtable dedicated to the specific case of Bordeaux and the primary housing challenge it is currently facing: how to recreate favorable conditions for young households to access ownership.





La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

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