UNECE - Charter on Sustainable Housing

Through the intergovernmental Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), member states exchange experience and best practices to address these complex challenges in their respective countries.


IBA meets IBA

In order to ensure the standard, the transferability of experience and its further development at future International Building Exhibitions, and at the same time to set standards in everyday practice, the development of the “IBA meets IBA” network was supported by the National Urban Development Policy through the Federal German Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

With the aim of strengthening the networking of all international building exhibitions, an initial exchange of experience between more than 30 experts from past, current and future international building exhibitions took place in 2007 in the “IBA meets IBA” lab on the initiative of the IBA Hamburg. Further labs in Großräschen, Berlin, Basel, Thuringia and Heidelberg, and most recently in Vienna, followed.


Vienna International Summer School

As part of the IBA_Vienna, the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Vienna are setting up a research cluster (ResearchLab) to promote interdisciplinary, critical and comparative research in the field of social housing and urban development. This year, a series of annual International Summer Schools on relevant aspects of social housing construction will be launched.