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BSHF, in partnership with the Centre for Disaster Management and Hazard Research (CDMHR), held a conference titled "Looking Back at Reconstruction: A Need for a Longer Term Approach in Housing" on 15-16 January 2014 at Coventry University, UK.
This report, showcases the work of the Housing for Health programme in Australia – winner of the 2011 World Habitat Award - introduces the application of its health principles in the Nepal Village Sanitation Programme and also includes information about the BSHF-funded peer exchange which took place in Nepal in October 2012.
An exchange event bringing together professionals and policy-makers from the Latin America and Caribbean region took place in Yucatan, Mexico, from 25th-27th November 2013, with the support of BSHF and partner organisations, to promote the Green Mortgage Programme, winner of the 2012 World Habitat Award.
The outcomes of a workshop held in Italy in June 2013 as part of the Power House nearly Zero Energy Challenge are included in this new report.
We are pleased to announce that the World Habitat Awards will now be presented at the World Urban Forum and UN-Habitat Governing Council events in April of each year, increasing opportunities for international exposure, networking and dissemination of the award winning approaches.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 World Habitat Awards, which have been chosen from over 200 entries from across the globe. These innovative projects demonstrate significant impact within their own communities as well as the potential for the transfer of their practice to other contexts.
Submissions are welcomed for the 2014 World Habitat Awards. Innovative housing projects are invited to apply now for the chance to gain recognition for their work.
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.
A report presenting the outcomes of the study visit to 2011 World Habitat Award winners PCMB, Mexico has been published.