Join our lecture series “Challenges and perspective for resilient post-war cities in Ukraine” in the context of integrated urban development and the New Leipzig Charter: Next Tuesday, 13 June Knut Höller will speak about diversification of the housing market and new models of affordable housing for Ukraine.
Knut Höller is a founding and managing member of the Board of the German NGO Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO) e.V. that aims to provide experiences from the housing transition in the former GDR and know-how from the German housing sector to Central and Eastern European neighbours. He is an Economics and MBA graduate with profound knowledge of housing policy in Germany, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has been working in projects in direct cooperation with government institutions in different countries, including Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania, Belarus and public bodies in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Knut Höller has been active in the post-Soviet countries’ energy and housing sectors for more than 20 years, focusing on the supply side at first (consultancy for district-heating companies and modernization of power plants on behalf of EBRD and German institutions and companies). After joining IWO in 2001, he increasingly focused on the demand side, particularly the housing and building sector. He has been involved in small, medium and large-scale projects funded by the European Union, the German Federal Ministries, GIZ and other, mostly public, institutions. Knut Höller is also a founding member of the first European housing cooperative LiM Living in Metropolises SCE, based in Berlin, and became member of LiM’s board in 2019.
His presentation will provide comments on the diversification of the Ukrainian housing market based on the work experience of IWO e.V. in Ukraine. The structure of the German housing market and German experiences with affordable housing and non-profit housing associations will be presented and approaches for housing reconstruction in Ukraine will be put up for discussion. Special attention will be given to housing cooperatives.
The lecture will be moderated by Christoph Wessling.
Join here: https://uni-kl-de.zoom.us/j/62898817970?pwd=RTgrT0tTcWcrbUp1bjVzYTQ3QlNiQT09
The lecture will be recorded and subsequently provided on the panforukraine platform: https://futurelearnlab.de/hub/enrol/index.php?id=317 (registration needed).
The lecture is part of the follow-up lecture series “Challenges and Perspectives for resilient post-war cities in Ukraine” in the context of integrated urban development and the New Leipzig Charter. Experts from academia and practice will contribute with their expertise from international projects as well as from the Ukrainian and German context. Hence, we like to go on with the dialogue about the major challenges and open up future perspectives for resilient Ukrainian cities.
The lecture series is organized within the project „Reconstruction Modules Ukraine“ and funded by the DAAD program „Ukraine Digital“. It is organized and conducted by Prof. Dr. Detlef Kurth, Anna Kuzyshyn [RPTU Kaiserslautern], Prof. Christoph Wessling, Prof. Dr. Silke Weidner, Dr. Sepideh Zarrin Ghalam [BTU Cottbus], Prof. Frank Schwartze and Vivienne Mayer [TH Lübeck]. For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to seeing you!