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CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN SOCIAL HOUSING – Local and bottom up perspectives

Vienna International Summer School September 07 – 11, 2020 (Event will be held in English)

CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN SOCIAL HOUSING – Local and bottom up perspectives

In the framework of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) on “New Social Housing”, which will take place in Vienna in 2022, the TU Wien and the University of Vienna established a research cluster (“ResearchLab”) to encourage interdisciplinary, critical and comparative research in the field of social housing and urban development. To accomplish this goal, the ResearchLab started in 2018 with a series of annual International Summer Schools on relevant aspects of social housing.

In 2020, the summer school will have a thematic focus on climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing. In this context, the IBA ResearchLab invites contributions that look at local, formal and informal solutions to climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing. We are particularly interested in small scale approaches by individual dwellers or local communities to adjust to extreme weather and climate conditions.

The Research Lab invites:

  • Studies on formal and informal climate adaptation and mitigation practices in social housing

  • Studies on the impact of extreme weather conditions on everyday life and housing

  • Studies on the impact of extreme weather conditions on everyday life and housing

  • Case studies on current good practice examples of “bottom up” initiatives to climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing

Deadline for applications: 31st of March, 2020

You can find further information regarding the Research Lab and the application process at:

Summer School 2020