Alternative Models for Living: discussion at CANactions Festival 2021

Speakers: Emil Ivanescu / University of Architecture and Urbanism, Kacper Kępiński / NIAiU, Marija Marić / University of Luxembourg, Monika Konrad / Municipal Office of Town Planning and Development Strategy in the City of Warsaw, Radek Toman / Brno University of Technology, Zuzanna Mielczarek / NIAiU
Moderator: Romea Muryń / CANactions School

Continuing to explore the theme of Living and moving towards answering the question ‘How can we improve housing conditions?’. We focus on the context of post-socialist countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, and Ukraine. Having undergone drastic economic, political, and societal transformations, post-socialist countries were confronted with a crisis of housing provision and management. The unique response to that crisis by state and business in these countries resulted in specific models with different levels of regulation, types of governance, ownership, stakeholders’ arrangement, and center-periphery relationships.
During the discussion, we untangle these models by looking at the aspects of governance, forms of ownership, collaboration, and polycentricity with the aim to comprehend innovative housing strategies.



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