Affordable Housing Initiative Bootcamp in Vienna


Learn how to develop “Lighthouse Districts” renovation projects with your peers.Experienced housing professionals and other experts will present their concluded innovative solutions and insights to their peers.

On September 18th and 19th Housing Europe is organising the a two-day ‘Lighthouse District’ approach Bootcamp. This is a special event concept based on peer-to-peer exchanges, which in essence will work as an intensive training, driven by good practices in district renovation. Lighthouse districts are renovation projects at the district scale that follow an integrated approach, that can include technological innovation, people centred models or experimental co-creation and engagement practices.

As part of the Bootcamp, experienced professionals will explain how they planned and carried out their lighthouse approach. The session will cater specifically to the stakeholders involved in district-level social and affordable housing renovation: the housing providers and municipalities, but also the technology or service providers (SMEs) as well as funding organisations.

The event will additionally include matchmaking rooms, where the experts or the so-called ‘mentors’ will help their peers one-to-one. The seekers of advice will present their challenges in advance and online. On the spot, the mentors will consider and discuss how their solutions could be efficiently and realistically put into practice according to the respective possibilities and interests of the participants who need help.

What to expect from the Affordable Housing Initiative Bootcamp?

Funding and financial models, step-by-step explanation on how do they work
Practical tips on planning and Implementation of renovation projects
Combining social, ecological and economic purposes while taking the view of tenants or residents on board
Insight on technological and technical innovations

You would be able to join the bootcamp live in Vienna or online. More information will follow.