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ESG for affordable housing - a discussion at TU Delft between academia and industry

Published on 05-05-2024

On April 5, 2024, early-stage researcher Alex Fernández and TU Delft Assistant Professor Michael Peeters hosted an event on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) for affordable housing at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. The event aimed to foster dialogue between academia and industry, disseminate findings from the RE-DWELL programme, establish connections with other initiatives, and position TU Delft within the debate on sustainable finance in the built environment.


The event commenced with opening remarks from Marja Elsinga, RE-DWELL supervisor at TU Delft, who emphasized the importance of housing affordability. Industry insights were provided by Anitta Blessing from the European Federation for Living (EFL), while academic perspectives came from Gerard van Bortel, RE-DWELL co-supervisor at TU Delft.


Following the presentations, a roundtable discussion facilitated an enriching debate between academia and industry professionals, furthering the conversation on sustainable finance and affordable housing.