Our thoughts are with our friends and partners in Nepal following the recent devastating earthquake. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in Asia, but its people are rich in ideas and innovation.
The Second POWER HOUSE nZEC Symposium held in Versailles represented an excellent opportunity to assess the issues that cities of tomorrow will be facing in the near future and to discuss with local authorities’ representatives and housing experts about how Public, Cooperative and Social Housing providers should contribute to address these challenges and secure a ‘fair energy transition’.
The ten finalists for the 2014-15 World Habitat Awards have been chosen from over 200 projects, from over 80 countries around the globe. From initiatives focusing on homeless or marginalised people, large-scale lighting projects or finance models as well as community self-build in indigenous communities, this year’s finalists illustrate an impressive breadth of good practice in housing led by inspiring people worldwide.
In divided and cooperative property buildings, the role of the tenant or owner is crucial for the decision making process, especially with regard to the retrofitting of existing buildings.
David Ireland comments on solutions to global housing issues, on his return from the BSHF-funded peer exchange to the 100,000 Homes Campaign in the USA.
This report showcases the work of the winner of the 2012 World Habitat Award ‘South-South Cooperation: international transfer of the FUCVAM model of mutual aid housing cooperatives’.
In housing there are things that make your heart leap and others that make you want to weep. In my first two months as BSHF’s new Director I have seen both.
Report published following a workshop and study visit held in Spain on the topic of financing opportunities for energy efficiency in housing.
Applications are still being accepted for the international peer exchange to the winner of the 2013/14 World Habitat Award: Hebron Old City Rehabilitation Programme.
Working in the field of homelessness or housing in historic cities? Applications are now being accepted for the international peer exchanges to the winners of the 2013/14 World Habitat Awards: Hebron Old City Rehabilitation Programme, Palestine, and the 100,000 Homes Campaign, USA.