CO-HOPE - Collaborative Housing in a Pandemic Era
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the failure to guarantee the right to adequate housing has had major consequences during this global crisis in Europe. CO-HOPE is a response to this health, housing and social crisis.
CO-HOPE focuses on conducting a mixed methods evaluation of the resilience and transformative capacities of collaborative housing projects and inhabitants in five European countries. It aims to co-creating participatory design approaches for future housing development, generating recommendations for policymakers, and implementing an international capacity building programme on collaborative housing that tackles the affordability-integration-health nexus.
CO-HOPE has an inter- and transdisciplinary approach, incorporating complementary forms of knowledge through cooperation between academics and practice partners. To foster urban transformation capacities, Non-Profit Organizations active in international policy advocacy for adequate housing and the right to the city as well as Universities with extensive experience in conducting capacity-building programmes through international cooperation are leading specific work packages.
The potential-oriented recommendations for policymakers and capacity building activities are expected to contribute to a shift in housing provision towards community-led projects that foster sustainable urban development.
The key expected project results are
- Improved understanding of the role of collaborative housing in relation to the “human right city” and the right to the city
- Lessons drawn from the evaluated case studies focusing on the housing affordability-integration-health nexus
- Co-created CO-HOPE participatory process
- Lessons from the cross-country exchange
- National recommendations for policy makers
- Capacity building programme at higher education and popular education levels conducted.
CO-HOPE initiates an innovative and relevant research area through addressing the intersection between housing affordability, social integration and health. The potential-oriented recommendations for policymakers and capacity building activities are expected to contribute to a shift in housing provision towards sustainable community-led projects
- Lund‘s Municipality
- Kollektivhus Nu
- Habitat Participatif France (association)
- Hal’âge (association)
- L’Epok (association)
- EMVISESA (Municipal Housing Company, Municipality of Sevilla)
- Taller ecosocialHábitat 4
- Initiative GemeinsamBauen & Wohnen (IniGBW)
- Tampere University