Investing right in housing systems in transition

01 Mar 2024
With Grzegorz Gajda
Regional and Urban Development
European Investment Bank (EIB)

Well-functioning housing systems can be easy to grasp and build upon. At the same time, developing housing systems in transition or even starting from zero is not a given. It takes political will, dedication, time, adequate and targeted investment to ensure that communities in our cities and rural areas have decent, quality homes allowing them to focus on bigger goals in life.

In this episode, we are meeting virtually Grzegorz Gajda from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to discuss how long-term and well-planned sustainable finance can result in healthy, financially sound housing that works for the society at large.

If you want to hear more from the EIB and the work it does on housing, join the next Housing 2030 conference ‘Shaping investment pathways to deliver affordable housing’ on 14th April. Last-minute registrations are possible on and

A good land policy, the idea of the 15-minute city, how to manage a successful renovation, improving the cities we live in, the fundamental ‘building blocks’ of good housing governance, the Finnish model, diverse funding and combatting financialisation. The list of the previous Housing 2030 podcasts is quite long. If you have missed some, you are more than welcome to tune in on Anchor, Spotify, Google or Apple podcasts.

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Enjoy listening.