One of the main drivers of Housing+ is the need for a holistic perspective of Housing studies covering a wide variety of interconnected matters related to housing. This is especially true in countries with none or very low tradition of housing studies (virtually all EU Member States apart from The Netherlands, the UK and Sweden). Thus, IO4 course book is an essential pillar to develop and launch this utterly new vision on housing studies across Europe since up to date, there is no evidence of such a comprehensive coursebook addressing Housing+ issues. Morover, this Coursebook is the backbone of the other IO.
As the first-course book on Housing studies, with a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, it will have an important impact both among interdisciplinary graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and among researchers and also real estate professionals and Policy makers.
The content of the Housing Course Book will consider the five main pillars of expertise:
Pillar 1. Housing and human rights. Right to housing and ownership, right to the city, social and affordable housing, evictions and homelessness.
Pillar 2. Access to housing. Tenancies, homeownership, intermediate tenures, property tax, and cross-border transactions.
Pillar 3. Housing management and organization. Condominiums, social/private housing management, housing building, energy, universal accessibility for the disabled and the elderly and regeneration.
Pillar 4. Housing as an asset. Mortgages, mortgage market, housing consumers’ protection, housing economics, reverse mortgage, housing stakeholders (developers, builders, real estate agents, etc.).
Pillar 5. Housing and technology. It includes the application of technology in real estate transactions, smart contracts and blockchain.
We have drafted a first version of the coursebook's contents. It was discussed with European experts on 13th November. Many interesting feed-backs received. Many thanks! …