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The I International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing occurred in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC), between February 25 and 27, 2014 in the context of the 10th edition of the course “Master Laboratorio de la Vivienda Sostenible del Siglo XXI (MLVSSXXI)” directed Josep Maria Montaner and Zaida Muxí Martínez.

From this first congress, it was proposed to organize an event, on a rotating way, every two years. This initiative aims to provide students, related field professionals and academics dedicated to topics related to architecture and urbanism, a space for reflection on the international character of multifamily housing and its contemporary and historical relationship to the city.

The II International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing will be held in São Paulo from April 18th to 20th, 2016, in the building of Pós-Graduação da Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo (FAUUSP) UPDATE: the Congress will take place at FAAP (more information HERE)

This II Congress will also feature complementary activities. During April 14th, 15 th, 16 th and 18 th, 2016, the Workshop Habitar el Presente will be held at FAUUSP and, on April 17th the Percursos por São Paulo (routes through the city) will occur, providing the experience to get in touch with the urban form of the city and the residential buildings. In addition, there will also be a poster exhibition of papers related to collective housing.