Coliving Awards 2022


Wednesday, June 29th


16:00 - 19:00 CEST

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As venture manager behind Coliving Awards, we were excited to support the Coliving Awards 2022 ceremony that was held on June 29th, 2022, at Kino Kosmos in Katowice, Poland. 

The Coliving Awards took place during the World Urban Forum (WUF 11), which was organised by UN Habitat, City of Katowice & Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy from June 26th to 30th.

The awards ceremony was hosted in a hybrid format, with a capacity of over 350 people in-person at Kino Kosmos and a livestream to our wider global audience.

Guests who joined us in-person, were invited to a post-ceremony apéro and drinks that took place after announcing the winners in the same venue.

The future of shared living

‘The Common Agenda for Shared Living’ event gathered almost 40 shared living actors, including investors, developers, operators, architects and other industry decision-makers. During two panels we explored topics based on three pillars: Impact & Sustainability, User & Community Experience, Health & Wellbeing, as well as asked the participants questions related to their view on the future of shared living. If you missed the event, watch the highlights here. To-deep dive into key takeaways from the panels, download post-event booklet below.

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Other events at WUF11

WUF 11 Networking Session

Community-driven sustainable housing: World Café & Networking Session

On June 30th, Coliving Ventures also hosted a networking session during the official programme of WUF11. This event explored sustainable forms of urban living and housing, with a specific focus on shared living models including cohousing, intentional communities, regenerative villages, coliving, build to rent, purpose built student accommodation, senior living and other communal living typologies.

The networking event was facilitated using a ‘World Café’ format, which is a powerful social technology for engaging people in conversations that matter,
offering an effective antidote to the fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection in today’s world.

We structured the networking session in a way that we could share our internal R&D as well as facilitate smaller thematic group discussions where specialists could dive deeper into categories such as sustainability, impact, ESG, social value, architecture, technology, community, branding, marketing and more.

Shared Living in the Cities of Tomorrow: Driving Innovation, Impact & Change

Coliving Ventures hosted a separate industry event June 28th, 2022 at CINIBA in Katowice. The event explored how we can drive innovation, impact and change in cities of tomorrow with shared living through stimulating conversations, collaboration and insights into the future of sustainable and community-centred urbanisation. You can find more information about the event here.


Coliving Insights published a Special Edition to highlight the best coliving projects featured at the Coliving Awards 2022 and celebrate the creative minds behind these ideas. Get your copy now.

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Is the event still taking place despite the new regulations imposed in the Netherlands as of Saturday, the 13th of November?

 “The Common Agenda for Shared Living” event will go ahead as planned! Despite the Dutch government's partial lockdown that has started as of 13th of November, for the most part the new measures will not impact our in-person event program.

What do I need to enter the event?

In order to enter the event, every attendee has to show a valid ticket obtained via our event page and a valid coronavirus entry QR code (i.e. proof of vaccination, recovery or negative PCR test).

Can I enter the venue if I am not vaccinated but have a negative PCR test or proof of recovery?

Yes, but you must have a valid QR code to enter the venue.

Do I need to wear a mask inside?

Following Dutch regulations, Coliving Ventures team strongly advises all attendees to wear masks and keep a social distance of 1,5 meters throughout the whole day.

Do I have an assigned seat? 

Yes, all attendees will be assigned a seat when entering the venue

Can I still attend the event if I am coming from abroad?

For those who are coming to the conference from outside the Netherlands, make sure to check the latest travel advice from the Dutch government.


The Common Agenda for Shared Living, Partnerships, collaboration, community and consolidation in the shared living sectors, was an in-person networking event that brought shared living professionals around a common agenda. The goal of the event and our wider vision at Coliving Ventures is to collaborate to foster economically, socially and environmentally sustainable shared living ventures that are both impact-driven and financially viable. This publication is a special edition of Coliving Insights in collaboration with Coliving Ventures (as Coliving Ventures’ first portfolio company), and provides a recap of the event with additional insights and best practices from the panelists.

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