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Institutional regimes for sustainable collective housing stocks

Applicant Knoepfel Peter
Number 107088
Funding scheme NRP 54 Sustainable Development of the Built Environment
Research institution Swiss Graduate School of Public Administrati Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public University of Lausanne
Institution of higher education University of Lausanne - LA
Main discipline Political science
Start/End 01.11.2005 - 31.05.2010
Approved amount 345'600.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Political science
Civil Engineering

Keywords (1)

Institutional Regimes

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
Which factors foster sustainability in the housing sector?

The sustainability of the fabric of collective housing should be measured by means of objective social, economic and ecological sustainability indicators. In this way, decision-making with regard to urban renewal becomes more rational and legitimate.

Studies will be conducted to investigate how sustainability in the building stock (residential and non-residential use) depends on the attendant public policy requirements and on varying usage and property rights structures.

Four housing stock samples in Swiss cities, two in Germany and two in Catalonia (Spain) will be selected to identify the factors which promote or hamper the genuine sustainability of the development of the building stock concerned. Stakeholders (financial institutions, insurers, users of buildings, other urban dwellers and energy/materials suppliers or removers) will also be integrated into the study.

The results of this international comparative study will be useful for urban planning renewal decisions, as well as for legislative innovation at urban housing policy level (public and private law).

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