Luxembourg 2018

3rd Affordable Housing Forum: Towards new Cultures of Affordable Housing? 12 and 13 November 2018, Luxembourg

„Les modules de l’espoir“, Artikel vom 13.11.2018 im „Letzeburger Journal"

Website LISER

The Affordable Housing Forum of ETH CASE Centre for Research on Architecture, Society & the Built Environment invites submissions to its 2018 conference, taking place on 12 and 13 November, at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER).

Taking the European Year for Cultural Heritage as a starting point, the theme of the 3rd Affordable Housing Forum (AHF) is: Towards new Cultures of Affordable Housing? We invite submissions that investigate current forms and models of affordable housing – and their links to cultural and local context.

The AHF brings together researchers, architects, planners and housing professionals to stimulate knowledge exchange between young and established experts across different sectors and geographies. On European funding level, Luxemburg is considered as a country with a need to strengthen its international research. Consequently, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE is delighted to organise with LISER the 3rd AHF. In addition to a panel on the affordable housing challenge of Luxemburg, different thematic panels will be grouped around our four research themes: People, Plans, Provision and Policy.

Theme 1: The Culture of Affordable Living: About lifestyles, housing needs, preferences and daily practices.
Theme 2: Reading Culture in Affordable Housing Plans: Advances in affordable housing projects and their analysis
Theme 3: Cultures of Affordable Housing Systems- The role of culture in understanding affordable housing models, housing supply, affordability and profitability
Theme 4: Towards a Cultural Reading of Policy: Place-specificity of laws and regulations and their link to housing affordability.
Theme 5: The Need for Regional Approaches to Affordable Housing: Cross-border living cultures in cross-border territories.

Important Dates
JUN 15   Abstract Deadline
JUN 30   Notification of Acceptance
AUG 30   Draft Full Papers
SEP 30    Peer Review
OCT 30    Full Paper

For questions please contact ahf2018(a) or magdalena.gorczynska(a) For more information about the Affordable Housing Forum and its individual as well as institutional memberships, please contact: marie.glaser(a)

AHF 2018 - Call for Papers

About the Affordable Housing Forum

The Affordable Housing Forum has been created at ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE in Zurich in 2016 in order to support the New Urban Agenda and its housing at the centre focus by gathering and organizing expertise on affordable housing in Europe. Special emphasis is put on the specific housing challenge of former East European Countries (EEC), as well as cross-sector knowledge exchange. Four research axes are proposed to bring together various experienced and young actors from research, the professional field and the government:
The 4P of AHF stand for people, practices, provision and policy. In order to advance our understanding of affordable housing, more insights are needed (i) on the ways people use and appropriate housing and their aspirations; on (ii) actually implemented housing projects and actual housing projects

LISER is a Luxembourgish public research institute, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. LISER’s research focuses mainly on the fields of social and economic policies, including their spatial dimension.
Through its empirical and theoretical work, the institute’s mission is to provide the scientific community and society with clear, relevant and solid answers. The objective is to develop a sharp understanding of socio-economic mechanisms and their spatio-temporal dimensions in order to contribute to the development of better policies and to lay the foundations for a future strategic vision for our society. LISER is composed of three research departments: Labour Market, Living Conditions, Urban Development and Mobility.
Distinct to LISER is a Data Centre, which over many years, has developed a centre of excellence for survey methodology. The Data Centre has data collection capabilities - the survey team - and a unit in charge of curating, archiving and providing access to data collected by the institute.

Conference Organization
Academic Conference Committee
Dr. Magdalena Gorczynska, LISER
Dr. Brano Glumac, LISER
Dr. Marie Glaser, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE Zürich
Dr. Anthony Boanada-Fuchs, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE Zürich
Prof. Dr. Stefan Lundberg, KTH Stockholm
Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, UNESCO Chair of Housing, University Rovira i Virgili
​Prof. Michal Kohout, Czech Technical University Prague Gerard van Bortel, TU Delft
Dr. Richard Lang, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Dr. Anna Richter, HafenCity University Hamburg
Ar. Jaime Royo Olid, University of Cambridge

Administrative Conference Committee
Ms Carole Wiscour-Conter: carole.wiscour-conter(a)
Dr Magdalena Gorczynska: magdalena.gorczynska(a)
Dr Julien Licheron: julien.licheron(a)