5th Int’l Forum on Housing and Urban Finance Takes up Roles of Urban Housing Finance in Supply of Rental Housing and City Resurrection Policies
The global event hosted by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Korea Housing and Urban Guarantee Corpl(HUG) on Dec. 14 in Seoul
The participants in the 5th International Forum on Housing and Urban Finance including Minister Kim Hyun-mee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, pose for a photo during the international event held on Dec. 14 at Conrad Hilton Hotel in Seoul.(Photo: MOLIT)
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MOLlT) hosted the 5th International Forum on Housing and Urban Finance organized by the Korea Housing and Urban Guarantee Corp.(HUG) on Dec. 14 at Conrad Hilton Hotel in Yeouido, Seoul.
The forum took up such issues as the housing rental and city survival policies reflecting government policies.
The event was divided into two main sessions; the role of urban housing in the supply of public rental housing and the role of the urban housing finance to promote the city resurrection with the participants that included a number of foreign scholars invited to attend the Seoul event.
The first speaker at the forum, Vice Chairman Hala Hiltunen of ARA in Finland, spoke on the support system for housing funds to build social welfare houses who was followed by Yost Van den Hoible, senior advisor on strategy of WSW of the Netherland, who explained the role of finance to support the social housing construction and supply, noting a number of successful cases in his speech.
Taken at the forum included such issues as the use of government finance and the participation of the major actors in the economy in social housing welfare in promoting the public housing supply and urban revival new deal policies.
The participants in the debate included professors on urban housing finance, research staffs, and policy experts and general public.
HUG officials said the forum should reveal various samples for the development of urban housing finance both at home and abroad and improvement for welfare housing supply.