In Spain, the future continues to blend past, present and potential for the future. Erasmus+ students, internationals studying abroad and local students blend from Barcelona to Madrid to Valencia. Here, demand for housing is accelerating as coworking and coliving make roots. The short term looks bright in Spain, but how can the management of university and private accommodation be sustained across cities?
Portugal exemplifies how shifts in social attitudes towards higher education are being realised in the southern European region. Portuguese growth in supply and demand for housing is being met with new typologies across the country. Developments in Porto and Lisbon have brought much needed bed-space and amenities to the market, but even more is needed while other Portuguese cities continue to see exciting new developments on the horizon.