AUTHOR: Sascha Roesler
CONTEXT: Online roundtable discussion, in the frame of the conference “Climate Adaption and Mitigation in Social Housing,” IBA ResearchLab / International Summer School 2020 “New Social Housing,” Vienna (Austria), Sept. 07 – 8, 2020
Global warming and climate change bring about dramatic challenges for social housing. The function of housing and housing environments as shelter against heat, rain and storm receives new attention, even in regions that have for long not been prone to adverse weather conditions. To explore this field and learn from emerging practice, we have assembled contributions that look at local, formal and informal solutions to climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing. Cases that will be discussed include practices from South America, Europe and Asia. Presentations and discussion will be organised in three thematic strands. For each strand, there will be an online session with a mix of statements, presentations and comments. As international expert, we’d be glad if you could prepare a brief statement (around 5 minutes) that consists of key findings of your work and points that you’d like to emphasise as crucial to consider for future practice and research. Below you find some questions that hopefully give some orientation.