- CRAterre-ENSAG (AE&CC)
- UN-Habitat, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., University of Cambridge, ASF Nepal, Yaam Solidarité (Burkina Faso), Ecosur/Sofonias (Nicaragua), Kensup (Kenya) and other GNSH members
The Event 'SHERPA, your personal guide for sustainable housing projects' is aiming at presenting and launching the online version of the SHERPA tool for sustainable housing programme. SHERPA is a self-evaluation tool for project managers, communities, and other stakeholders involved in the planning, design, construction, and assessment of housing projects. The methodology underlying the tool can be applied to the great variety of developing and needed contexts, and that will guide experts and stakeholders in the housing sector to make the 'best possible decisions' in terms of sustainability for the housing sector.
Its goal is for housing in the 21st century to respond to the transformative aspiration of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
SHERPA, with its 88 indicators divided into 4 scales (Process, Territory, Neighbourhood, and Household), intersects more than half of the principles expressed in the NUA. Its multi-scalar approach and the multi-disciplinarity of its contents represent a practical tool to advance on the implementation of the NUA.
As the NUA and the SDGs are dictating the principles and the good practices on a global level for a sustainable urban future, SHERPA is guiding the process of designing sustainable housing from a bottom-up approach.
SHERPA is a tool based on an intuitive and self-explanatory list of indicators that can guide the development of sustainable housing projects in their design phase.
It has been developed by an international team of experts on sustainable housing development in close collaboration with practitioners from a great variety of contexts, to translate the empirical knowledge over sustainability in a comprehensive guideline for actions ready to be implemented on the ground.
The event represents the official launch of the SHERPA app and will disseminate the tool to a wide public. https://www.sherpa4housing.org/