Amphis pour Tous - Residents' cooperatives: a sustainable approach to housing? Innovating for a new way of living in our territories

october 13, 2020 6:30 pm - october 13, 2020 19:30

The conference "Les coopératives d'habitants, une voie durable pour le logement? Innover pour vivre autrement nos territoires", presented by Lionel Pancrazio, post-doctoral fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Droit Antoine Favre, Faculty of Law, will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:30pm at Puls, Pépinière d'entreprises in Annemasse.

It will also be held on :

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in Thonon-les-Bains
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6 p.m. in Annecy
  • Monday, February 15, 2021 at 6pm in Pays de Gex
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6 p.m. in Chambéry

Conferences will take place subject to health conditions linked to the Coronovirus epidemic (COVID-19) and in compliance with the safety instructions in force at the venue hosting the event. 


Housing is at the heart of the sustainable development issue. Along with mobility, it accounts for more than two-thirds of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming. It is often the first item of household expenditure. Rising housing prices are a factor of exclusion and a source of imbalance in our societies, particularly in areas where
in areas of high land pressure such as Savoie and Haute-Savoie, and especially in the Greater Geneva area.

Today, there's another way to live: cooperative housing. The idea is to build better, less expensive housing adapted to the changing needs of a sustainable lifestyle. Between the traditional rental and ownership models, the residents' cooperative could offer the "best of both worlds", enabling innovation without speculation. It symbolizes a 3rd way of accessing housing, with virtues and characteristics observed in Switzerland, where it is highly developed, or in France, where it is beginning to emerge.