Sergio Nasarre, director of the UNESCO Chair for Housing at the URV and professor of Civil Law, has been appointed a consultant for the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory and for the International Assessment Committee of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.
His appointment as a consultant for these two prestigious entities is due to his expertise in the field of housing and his role in multiple studies, including those commissioned by the European Commission. The appointments will enable him to develop still further one of the three main objectives of the UNESCO Chair for Housing, which is the high-impact transfer of knowledge to society. The appointments strengthen the position of the Chair and make it one of the leading national and international institutions in the field.
On December 2013, the German government transferred responsibility for urban development, housing, rural infrastructure, public building law, construction, the construction industry and federal buildings to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Its function is to promote good housing conditions in Germany, as one of the basic pillars of a good standard of living. Sergio Nasarre will be a consultant on the Ministry’s “Housing Policies in the European Union” project, which is intended to draw up housing policies for the German government to propose during its presidency of the European Union in 2020.
The Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory was created in July 2017 as a joint initiative of four administrations: Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Barcelona Provincial Council and the Catalan Government. It is intended to support the design of public housing policies and to make it easier for the public to obtain information on housing. It will carry out specific studies and an annual report on housing stock, housing policies, the property market and the construction and renovation sectors.