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3rd Meeting, 84th Session of Committee on Urban…

3rd Meeting, 84th Session of Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management
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The eighty-fourth session of the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 4 to 6 October 2023. The eighty-fourth session of the Committee will support regional exchange of experiences and good practices on promoting affordable, adequate and climate-neutral housing and inclusive, circular, smart and sustainable cities.
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6 (d) Activities of the network of the Geneva UN Charter Centres for Sustainable Housing and Smart Sustainable Cities focusing on future challenges of housing affordability in the ECE Region This interactive moderated panel discussion is organized by the network of the Geneva UN Charter Centres for Sustainable Housing and Smart Sustainable Cities1 in cooperation with the Real Estate Market Advisory Group for Sustainable, Climate-Neutral and Energy-Efficient Buildings and Cities (REM). Anticipating future housing challenges involves considering a range of factors, including population growth, urbanization trends, economic, social and environmental conditions, and technological advancements. The panel is aimed at improving knowledge base and supporting foresight for affordable decent housing in the UNECE region. It will support developing joint activities between the centres of excellence in the future. Introduction by the moderator Peter Bille Larsen, Senior Lecturer, University of Geneva. It will be followed by a panel discussion.  Panellists: 
  • Nuria Matarredona, Director General, Urban Agenda and Architecture, Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Madrid, Spain
  • Alice Pittini, Research Director, Housing Europe, Brussels, Belgium 
  • Besim Nebiu, Director, Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS), Habitat for Humanity International, Europe and Middle East Area Office 
  •  Knut Hoeller, Executive Board Member, Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa (IWO), Germany 
  • Alberto Cendoya, Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain • Sadmira Malaj, Observatory of the Mediterranean Basi (OMB), POLIS University and Co-PLAN Institute, Tirana, Albania 
Deliberations and decisions by the Committee Short break  6 (e) Activities of the Real Estate Market Advisory Group for Sustainable, Climate-Neutral and Energy-Efficient Buildings and Cities
  •  Presentation of activities of the Real Estate Market Advisory Group - Paloma Taltavull de la Paz, Professor in Applied Economics, 1 https://unece.org/housing/charter-centres 7 Department of Applied Economic Analysis, University of Alicante, Spain and REM Chair
  •  Update on activities of the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition and implementation of the ECE International Safety Standards2 - Gary Strong, Fire Safety Lead - Global Building Standards Director, RICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chair, International Fire Safety Standards Coalition 
Deliberations and decisions by the Committee  Agenda item 6 (f) Carbon-neutral and energy-efficient housing in the ECE region
  • Activities of the UNECE Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency and UNECE Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Igor Litvinyuk, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE
  • Activities of the Global Alliance for Building and Construction (GlobalABC) - Jonathan Duwyn, Programme Management Officer, Buildings and Construction and Acting Head, GlobalABC Secretariat
  • Activities of the Green Building Alliance - Jenna Cramer, President and CEO, Green Building Alliance, USA
 Deliberations and decisions by the Committee