Daring Cities Sessions

Open Space

Housing, Sustainable Building Materials and Public Spaces in the Context of COVID-19 and Green Recovery

While housing is a basic human need for shelter, it also provides the base from which households participate in the economy. In most emerging markets, the construction sector contributes between 3-8 % of the GDP, a third of which originates from housing. Investment in quality, climate-smart housing opens up economic opportunities, improves health conditions, and contributes to the global climate agenda. The key question for this event to be discussed is how we can meet the immense future housing demand while making use of sustainable construction and providing quality open space, following a “Green Recovery” trajectory.