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We are seeking two people to take a lead role in the co-ordination of the World Habitat Awards and related activities and setting up a Europe-wide project aimed at ending street homelessness.
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.
This interactive report introduces the Better Life Association for Comprehensive Development and their award-winning work, highlighting some of the key aspects of their Local Housing Movement Program in Egypt.
The work of the Eco-city Augustenborg programme in Sweden – winner of the 2010 World Habitat Award – is showcased in this report, which is available free to download from the BSHF website.
The World Habitat Awards recognise innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions to key housing challenges facing communities around the world.
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.
In July 2014 BSHF submitted a response to the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence’s (NICE) consultation on excess winter deaths and illnesses and the health risks associated with cold homes. The goal of the proposed guidelines, which are aimed at a range of key stakeholders including health and wellbeing boards and housing and healthcare providers, is to reduce preventable, excess winter deaths and improve health and wellbeing among vulnerable groups.
The 2013/14 World Habitat Awards for innovative and sustainable housing solutions were presented at the closing ceremony of the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia on Friday, 11 April 2014.
Community Land Trusts are a great way to deliver housing that is affordable for local people, as well as bringing a whole host of additional benefits.
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’.
Recent Publications
Legal and organisational framework: Focus on divided and cooperative ownership multifamily buildings
Report on nZEB workshop in Tallinn
Local Housing Movement Program and study visit report
World Habitat Award winner 2010
Presentation to House of the Commons: Scaling Up
Eco-city Augustenborg programme and study visit report
World Habitat Award winner 2010