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Report published following a workshop and study visit held in Spain on the topic of financing opportunities for energy efficiency in housing.
The World Habitat Awards recognise innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions to key housing challenges facing communities around the world.
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.
The Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham has launched a case studies report following a programme of research, funded by BSHF and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), to evaluate the impact of the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme (EHCGP) in the English Midlands.
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:
David Ireland has been appointed as BSHF’S new Director. A housing campaigner, voted in 2012 one of the 50 most influential people in housing, David joins BSHF from Empty Homes, where has held the post of Chief Executive since 2007. David will take up his post as Director at BSHF in May.
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.
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Financing opportunities for energy efficiency in housing
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