Many projects demonstrate that renewable energy and bioclimatic architecture represent cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to improve the living conditions of rural people. However, most of the projects face significant difficulties when it comes to mainstreaming the innovation.
The ten finalists for the 2013 World Habitat Awards have been chosen from a list of over 200 projects from across the globe. This year’s finalists illustrate a real cross-section of good practice in housing and include projects focusing on homeless people, access to clean energy and community-led service provision as well as restoration and sustainable living in cities.
A report presenting the outcomes of the study visit to 2011 World Habitat Award winners PCMB, Mexico has been published.
Applications are now closed for this for international peer exchange activities to the FUCVAM South-South Cooperation project (Uruguay), winner of the 2012 World Habitat Award.
The Housing Forum Europe & Central Asia is a biennial gathering that brings together leading professionals committed to the cause of sustainable housing. It offers a platform for exchange, mutual learning and exploration of best practices in the housing sector. Building on the foundations of the first event, the 2013 forum will expand on the four main themes: regulatory frameworks, housing solutions, housing vulnerabilities and housing and human development. The umbrella theme of the second Housing Forum is ‘Promoting Sustainable Housing Futures for All’.
Darinka Czischke has been appointed to the post of Director at BSHF. Her appointment follows the departure of Diane Diacon, who has worked with BSHF for the last 36 years and been its Director since 2001.
An international study visit was carried out from 5th-11th August 2012 to the Community Programme for Neighbourhood Improvement (PCMB), a programme established by the Social Development Secretariat of the Federal District government of Mexico City.
The sixth World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy, hosted the presentation of the 2012 World Habitat Awards.
This year's World Habitat Award winners and finalists are together improving the living conditions of more than 2.7 million people around the world, as well as generating sustainable livelihoods, reducing energy consumption, providing access to housing finance and empowering marginalised groups.
Join BSHF, the Development Planning Unit/UCL and other urban practitioners at the upcoming World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy, for a networking session on Community Land Trusts, as well as a range of other events and activities...