18 Mar

Legislative action for the promotion of adequate and affordable housing

Policies and regulations
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March 18, 2022 - March 18, 2022 Workshop
Organizer: ONCITIES

The main objective of the event is to bring together different experts in law and urban planning from around the world in order to reflect on and discuss concrete legislative actions to promote adequate and affordable housing.

Facing the barriers to the generation of affordable housing, the central message of this session will be action-oriented and to propose or describe urban legislation solutions and tools that enhance the development of appropriate legal frameworks for sustainable, inclusive and resilient cities. 

Legal frameworks at national and local level play an essential role in the development of the housing sector in general and affordable housing. Urban housing legislation must be defined and implemented from various dimensions and elements such as environment, employment, access to services, mobility, safety, security, education, culture, poverty, marginalisation, citizen participation, gender equality and human rights. Effective and equitable legal frameworks must be advocated to support the implementation of sustainable urban and territorial development at all levels. 

This event will provide a relevant and often absent discussion on the lack of legal mechanisms that assist/oblige both public and private institutions to create adequate and affordable housing. The outcome of the event will be a series of concrete legislative proposals that can be implemented in national and local frameworks. 

The event will be co-organised by OnCities2030 and the College of Town Planning Jurisprudence (CJUR International). Experts in sustainable urban development, with a multidisciplinary approach, will be invited to reflect on and present actions needed to consolidate sustainable urban transformation in international, national and local legal frameworks. 

The format of the event will be based on OnCities2030’s “intelligence unit” methodology in which a number of people are invited to work collaboratively on an action-oriented proposal. 


Learn about our wide variety of online content and the face-to-face program for May 18, 19 and 20.
We discussed the barriers to access to housing and different types of sustainability.