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, Palestine.
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.
The seventh World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia, hosted the presentation of the 2013/14 World Habitat Awards, following a lunch reception for the World Habitat Award and Habitat Scroll of Honour winners and a networking session on effective ways of scaling up innovative housing solutions.
The World Habitat Awards recognise innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions to key housing challenges facing communities around the world. BSHF invites innovative housing projects to apply for the 2014/15 World Habitat Awards for the chance to gain recognition for their work. The Awards will be presented at the UN-Habitat Governing Council in April 2015, increasing opportunities for international exposure, networking and dissemination of the award winning approaches.
Join BSHF at the World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia for a networking session on Scaling up Innovative Housing Solutions and a range of other events and activities:
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.