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Housing and new technologies: Blockchain, robots and AI


Monday 17 February from 6pm to 7:30pm

Are robots going to be our new flatmates? How **is **housing going to look like in the future?

The Cervantes Institute from Sydney has the pleasure to present the conference “Housing and new technologies: blockchain, robots and AI” which will be offered by the specialist Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar who comes to Australia from Spain invited by an Australian University to showcase his knowledge in different areas of interest.

The 2007 global financial crisis has had a strong impact on housing in many countries, especially in the form of evictions and unaffordability, which are leading to important changes not only economic, but also territorial and values. In this context, new opportunities arise such as the collaborative economy or new technologies that are expected to have an impact on the way to access housing, make adequate housing policy and live with new citizens: robots.

Sergio Nasarre-Aznar (Tarragona, 1974) is Full Professor of Civil Law and Director of the UNESCO Housing Chair at the University Rovira i Virgili (Spain). He is European Doctor in Law and holds an M.Phil. in Land Economy of the University of Cambridge.

Consultant of the European Union Commission, the Catalan Parliament and Government, Amnesty International, FAO and the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks. Since 2018, advisor to the German Ministry of the Interior.

He has been Deputy Judge in the Court of Appeal of Tarragona for 15 years (2004-2018). He is the author of several books on housing, mortgages and torts and has edited nine more. He has published 95 research papers and book chapters and has delivered over 190 invited speeches in 15 countries.