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Making a house a home

24 EpisodesProduced by Housing EuropeWebsite

The Housing Europe podcast airing from the heart of the European Capital offers insights into the work of public, cooperative and social housing providers across Europe. Why is it legitimate to claim that they offer more than just housing; rather a home to people. Tune in to discover the urban, soci… read more

24 Episodes | 2017 - 2021

Investing right in housing systems in transition

April 12th, 2021


Well-functioning housing systems can be easy to grasp and build upon. At the same time, developing housing systems in transition or even starting …

The ABC of housing market financialisation and what can we do to fix it

April 8th, 2021


Try discussing housing affordability without mentioning the financialisation of real estate property. This key concept has affected the general housing conditions in many countries - big funds buying tens of thousands …

Diverse funding ensures housing affordability when public finances 'get a cold'

April 7th, 2021


Being a fundamental right, our homes should be treated the same way in national accounts as energy or transport infrastructure. While we often think …

How to take the Finnish track in housing policy?

February 19th, 2021


When speaking about social inclusion and housing, one European country can be seen as a total myth buster. Yes, it is Finland. Once travel is safe …

Evidence - the compass of a good housing governance

February 15th, 2021


“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule,” writes Charles Dickens in his novel the ‘Great expectations’. When …

The fundamental 'building blocks' of good housing governance

February 1st, 2021


When was the last time when you took a stroll around a neighbourhood and you found it well-maintained, with a good social mix and green spaces or …

The ‘cocktail of change’ improving the cities we live in

November 3rd, 2020


We can’t judge a book by its cover but can we have a clear idea of the vision of a city by looking at how liveable it is? Paying special attention to the level of existing affordable housing, the configuration of its …

Bringing tenants on board - an ingredient for a successful renovation

October 28th, 2020


Our home – the place where we now work and play, celebrate holidays and relax might seem to us to be always the same, just as we left it this …

Homes good for the climate and for the pocket - it is possible

October 26th, 2020


The changing climate of the planet presents a challenge to all of us. Besides being a key issue that we need to tackle swiftly and effectively, climate change and environmental goals have to be designed to protect all …

Paris: the housing strategy at the heart of a functional and socially mixed '15-minute' city

May 18th, 2020


One could call it the ‘holy grail’ of today’s highly urbanized world.  The way authorities manage it shapes the way we live, including how  much …

It all comes down to what piece of land you can afford

May 13th, 2020


Paraphrasing Mark Twain one could say “take good care of Land, they aren't making it anymore”. This is why when one needs to look at ways to boost …

Good land policy involves planning for the wider public interest

May 5th, 2020


This episode kicks off a mini-series dedicated to #Housing2030, a joint international initiative of housing experts from over 56 governments through UNECE and UN Habitat and 43,000 affordable housing providers and …

Making a house a home - A message for "decent and affordable housing for all" from the European Parliament

April 22nd, 2020


After discussing the EU Green Deal and its ambition for a Renovation Wave, today we’re heading back to the European Parliament to meet one of its Dutch Members with the Greens, Kim van Sparrentak. Kim is currently …

Making a house a home - The key success of the EU Green Deal would be to help all members of society

April 17th, 2020


We’re back with yet another episode of our series around the housing aspect of the Coronavirus Crisis, in which we are addressing a number of questions that are probably in your mind as well, with one special guest each …

Making a house a home - A pandemic as the death sentence for policies at the root of inequalities

April 14th, 2020


In episode 2 of our Coronavirus podcast series, we welcome the Secretary General of Housing Europe, Sorcha Edwards. Since it’s been a while we can’t meet in the office, we had a Skype Call with Sorcha to discuss which …

Making a house a home - The Coronavirus Housing Crisis

April 5th, 2020


As part of our Coronavirus podcast series, we discuss with KU Leuven Professor Manuel Aalbers, coordinator of the Real Estate/Financial Complex research project the ‘Coronavirus Housing Crisis’, as he described it in

Making a house a home #8 - Getting a taste of how the EU Green Deal looks like in practice

February 26th, 2020


Housing Europe organised a field trip to the UIA backed project  ‘Superlocal’ in Kerkrade in the Netherlands for a delegation consisting  of MEP, Kim …

Making a house a home #3 - Housing First

October 17th, 2019


In the third episode of 'Making a house a home' we turn our spotlight to Housing First.

Why is this probably the best way to fight  homelessness? What does the case of Finland show to the rest of EU  Member States? What …

Making a house a home #7 - The life cycles of our homes

April 29th, 2019


This time, we dive into the circular world. The circular economy is all  over the place in the Brussels policy scene since the European  Commission …

Making a house a home #6 - Housing for All (from Vienna)

December 11th, 2018


In this episode we reach out to you from  Vienna and the venue of the international conference entitled ‘Housing  for All’. We used the visit of our …

Making a house a home #2 - Affordable housing and sustainable cities: a dynamic relationship

December 10th, 2018


Cities are the focus point of the second  episode of 'Making a house a home'. As we are becoming increasingly “an  urban species” according to the …

Making a house a home #5 - Pathways to social inclusion

October 23rd, 2018


We are back after quite a while indeed- sorry  for the gap. We hope you missed us, we certainly did. And here we are,  reaching out to you again from Brussels with an episode dedicated to an  issue everyone in Europe …

Making a house a home #4 - EU support for social housing and a meetup with the largest housing provider in France

April 10th, 2018


In the fourth episode of 'Making a house a  home' we turn our spotlight to funding. How can public, cooperative and  social housing providers get support for innovative projects from the  European Union? What are the …

Making a house a home #1 - The State of Housing in the EU 2017

October 17th, 2017


In the first episode, we discuss with the President and the Research  Coordinator of Housing  Europe the current State of Housing in the EU  but also what is happening in France where the proposed reform of the  social …

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