Delivering affordable and sustainable housing in Europe

Housing in many European countries has become unaffordable for many. In fact, it is now considered to be one of the most important national issues in Europe and its solution is proving very challenging. Affordability and sustainability of housing have been addressed separately, from various disciplinary perspectives (e.g. architecture and planning, economics, sociology) and realms (e.g. policy-making, sustainable development, urban planning, green building). However, recent research indicate that it is necessary to consider the affordability and the sustainability of housing as complementary and interrelated aspects which need to be addressed with a transdisciplinary approach, by combining academic disciplines and engaging non-academic sectors in a common production of knowledge.

RE-DWELL will train a new generation of professionals with the transdisciplinary skills which are needed to address the urgent need of affordable and sustainable housing, a major challenge for European societies. Early Stage Researchers trained in the RE-DWELL ITN will be able to develop a capacity to operate across fields and sectors, to provide innovative solutions to the growing housing problem affecting our societies.


Programme:Horizon 2020: 
Grant amount:€ 3.882.470,40
Contribution to TU Delft: € 531.239,76
Grant number: 956082
Role TU Delft: Project partner. Leader of WP4 “A transdisciplinary approach to affordable sustainable housing”, supervisor of ESR 11 and 12, co-supervisor of ESR2 and 6
Project duration:October 2020 - September 2024
TU Delft researchers:                Dr. Marietta Haffner Marja Elsinga Gerard van Bortel
Dr. Joris Hoekstra

Project partners

Fundacio Privada Universitait i Tecnologia Spain, Universite Grenoble Alpes France, The University of Sheffield United Kingdom, Sveuciliste u Zagrebu Pravni Fakultet Croatia, Tarsadalomtudomanyi Kutatokozpont Hungary, University of Cyprus Cyprus, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia Spain, ISCTE Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Portugal, The University of Reading United Kingdom.


Dr. Marietta Haffner

Contact Marja Elsinga

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 956082