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Lidewij Tummers: Learning from co-housing initiatives: Between Passivhaus engineers and active inhabitants

Lidewij Tummers: Learning from co-housing initiatives: Between Passivhaus engineers and active inhabitants

Lidewij Tummers

doctoral thesis 2017

Following the UN world summits on Climate Change (Paris 2015) and Habitat (Quito 2016), most European cities assume an active role to implement internationally agreed goals related to climate change, translated in the so-called New Urban Agenda. At the same time, the urban housing market is increasingly inaccessible for low- and middle-income. To overcome problems such as failing housing supply and high energy-bills, groups of residents take initiatives to create and manage housing projects collectively; these initiatives are further indicated as ‘co-housing’.

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