A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section “Human Geography and Social Sustainability“.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Affordable housing for low-income households is still a serious social problem, and social housing can support the achievement of the objectives of economic feasibility, fairness, and social sustainability.
Social housing is a complex topic that is interrelated with several fields of study—politics, ethics, economics, environment, architecture, and technology. In other words, social policy, at a national and local level, as well as public and private resources, and innovative tax and credit systems, are all necessary to promote social housing.
Social housing also implies social and urban transformations, and is, consequently, connected to urban planning, urban regeneration projects, real estate market dynamics, and cooperation between public and private stakeholders. In the most advanced proposals, social housing may also include environmental sustainability and technological innovation (energy savings, environmentally friendly materials, etc.), and suggest new models of housing units (co-habitation and the sharing of common spaces).
Furthermore, the decision-making process related to SH policies and projects has to be supported by the evaluation of economic feasibility and assessments on social and environmental sustainability.
This Special Issue of Sustainability offers a platform where all different topics may be presented to recompose the multi-faceted subject within a unified framework.
Prof. Grazia Napoli
Prof. Maria Rosa Trovato