UIA International Forum in Madrid


Removing barriers to affordable housing: 18-20 May 2022

Housing is a basic universal right specified in the SDGs and is a fundamental reference for the future of countries and the world.

Organised by the the Spanish Section of the UIA – Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España (CSCAE) in collaboration with public and private partners, the Forum will have in-person attendance in Madrid with a maximum number of participants according to availability of different spaces. The city of Madrid will also be used as stage and multi-scenario for online transmissions. Online participation will be available to all those registered persons willing to attend.


The forum will be structured around:

  • Roundtables & Debates with presentations, conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Parallel events and exhibition programming
  • Using diverse paradigmatic spaces assigned by the partners

Main topics will include:

Housing affordability, inequality, house price and rent dynamics, rent control, low-income housing supply and demand, private-public partnerships, mortgage and housing finance system, design and performance to support affordable housing , urban design and architecture, land use regulation and entitlements, demographic factor, homelessness, urban stratification, population mobility and immigration, policy at all levels of government, legal issues and regulations, healthy housing