In this course, students will learn about the role of housing to achieve socially sustainability human habitats
in different geographical contexts. Key concepts, policies and practices aiming at maintaining and improving
social inclusion and wellbeing in housing and living environments today and in the future will be presented
and discussed. The course takes a global lense and the concepts discussed are applied to various country
contexts. It adopts a multi-dimensional understanding of the concept of social sustainability in relation to
housing, which identifies at least four core dimensions: 1) the social preconditions for sustainable
development (i.e., values, habits and rules); 2) the equitable distribution and consumption of housing; 3)
the quality of social relations in housing and living environments; and 4) the physical conditions or livability
of housing and living environments.