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Affordable Housing and the Inclusive City

September 10, 2020 @ 11:00 - 13:30

Welcome to IFHP Summit and Master Class

Part 1: Summit | 11:00 am – 1:30 pm CET

Cities are for people, ideally for all people. But when adequate housing becomes increasingly unaffordable to a growing part of cities’ citizens, who is the city then for? And how to make a city good for its people? Affordable housing is at the root of citizens’ ability to thrive in their city, and to their resilience to economic and social shocks.

Join the event at BLOXHUB in Copenhagen

A small group of people can attend the live section featuring Jan Gehl and Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, co-created with BLOXHUB. This section will be broadcasted to the webinar so all parts are available for online attendees, while the live attendees will have access to all online sections via the big screen at Bloxhub’s Arena scene. To book one of the limited seats in Copenhagen, kindly visit BLOXHUB’s registration here.

The Summit is part of the Urban Thinkers Campus series of the World Urban Campaign.

Part 2: Master class | 2:00 – 4:30 pm CET

For IFHP members, Download program

How are cities to tackle the aggravating housing crisis and foster inclusive economic growth for their citizens to thrive? 2,5 billion more people are expected to be living in cities by 2050. That equals a staggering 80 million per year that cities around the world must accommodate and offer liveable conditions for. Recent research reveals that only 13% of the world’s cities have affordable housing – a situation exacerbating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite adequate housing being recognized as a human right, the housing crisis seems to only intensify.

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Join the IFHP Master Class to learn more and:

  • Access the IFHP learning platform with an online course and pre-class online exchanges, curated and surveyed by Professor Savvas Verdis of the London School of Economics
  • Access the Master Class webinar with top-tier international experts and pose your questions directly to Professor Verdis in the chat
  • Receive your official IFHP 2020 Master Class Certificate of Attendance by email

The online course and associated Master Class will look at the concepts of interpersonal and regional inequalities in advanced economies and what both cities and national governments can do to tackle entrenched inequalities through inclusive growth strategies. The online course will provide immersive content on policies that are both spatially targeted and connected. IFHP members will be surveyed on the online course and their answers used to structure the masterclass with experts.

The IFHP Master Class is open to all IFHP members. Individual membership is 30 euro for 2020, while cities, academic institutions and housing associations is at 80 Euro for 2020.

For registration to the IFHP Master Class including your attendees certificate, sign up here.

Speakers, panelists & moderator

Remarkable thinkers and doers share their thoughts and insights on how to create better cities for all.

Jan Gehl – Founding partner of Gehl Architects
Jens Kramer Mikkelsen – Director or Urban Development, NREP, former Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
Bruce Katz – Co-founder of New Localism Advisors, former Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
Kate Henderson – Chief Executive of the UK National Housing Federation
Claudio Acioly Jr – A Housing and Urban Development Specialists, Architect, former senior level manager at UN-Habitat
Mari Vaattovaara – Professor and Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, University of Helsinki
Michael Green – CEO of The Social Progress Imperative
Michaela Kauer – Head of Brussels Office for the City of Vienna, Coordinator of EU Urban Agenda Housing Partnership
Nicola Tollin – Professor in Urban Resilience, University of Southern Denmark
Savvas Verdis – Senior Research Fellow at London School of Economics, Co-founder of the Executive Master in Cities at LSE

Registration for the Live Section at BLOXHUB

FYI: The event will be recorded and live-streamed for use on our platforms.


September 10, 2020
11:00 - 13:30




Bryghuspladsen 8, Entrance C, 3rd floor
København K, 1473 Danmark
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