November 2019 — During the period from 05 to 13 November 2019, UN-Habitat in partnership with the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC) – Republic of Korea – successfully completed an international training course “Innovative approaches to deliver affordable housing options for Asia”.
The training course provided the participants with an in-depth understanding of the functioning and structure of the housing sector in their country, how housing markets work, and the rationale of the supply and demand for affordable housing options amongst the different segments of the population. Participants had an extensive exposure to housing policy and practices of Korea through site visits and discussions with Korean housing practitioners. The course also offered cutting edge lectures, case studies and references from different countries.
A Housing Practitioners Lab provided an opportunity for participants to get a hands-on experience in visualizing housing problem and formulating solutions in their own contexts. The results from the Housing Practitioners Lab form the foundation for each team to formulate an action plan on affordable housing for their own city/country.