Webinar "Land & Financing for Community-led Housing: learning from successful projects"


This webinar organised by CoHabitat Network will explore how different community-led housing projects have managed to secure financing and land and discuss the main challenges they faced.

With a roundtable discussion, participants will be able to interact, ask questions and participate in rethinking current financial systems and the access to land in increasingly commodified cities.

Our guest speakers:

  • Andrea Wieland: As director of mehr als wohnen, Andrea is responsible for the execution of the visionary strategy of the cooperative, who has won numerous national and international awards. Besides leading the cooperative, Andrea is engaged nationally as delegate of the Swiss national housing cooperative association, referee and visiting lecturer on ecologically, socially and economically sustainable housing development and member of different panels. For Andrea, new ways of working and living with the focus on participative development, sharing economy, ecological and economic sustainability are key topics.

  • Ander Zabala Gómez & José Tellez i Oliva: Ander Zabala Gómez is doing an internship in the cooperative Sostre Civic in Spain and is in charge of the international relations affaires, apart from giving support to different tasks of the daily management. José Tellez i Oliva is in charge of the communication and helps in the public relations sphere of the cooperative, particularly regarding the public institutions given his experience in that field.

  • Marina Kolovou: Marina is an urban designer and researcher working on community development in Myanmar. She has been collaborating with grassroots organizations in Yangon, coordinating and/or participating in projects around urban safety, housing, informality, and amplifying the learnings from working with marginalized communities. Currently, she is involved in research on collective housing as a pathway to urban equality and a project that aims at reframing the value of informal housing practices to counter forced evictions.

Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 16h CET (more time zones here)
Language: English


Do you have a question about ethical and collaborative finance or how to secure access to land for community-led housing projects ? Ask your question and participate in our webinar “Land & Financing for Community-led Housing: learning from successful projects”

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