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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.
Our international peer exchange took place from 2nd-13th September 2013 at the South-South Cooperation project of the Uruguayan Federation of Mutual Aid Housing Cooperatives (FUCVAM), winner of the 2012 World Habitat Awards.
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.
BSHF, in partnership with the Centre for Disaster Management and Hazard Research (CDMHR), is holding 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.
‘Creating the Conditions for New Settlements in England’, a new report published by BSHF based on discussions at the 2013 Windsor consultation event, highlights the potential for new settlements in England.
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.
Darinka Czischke, Director of BSHF, chaired a session at the CECODHAS Housing Europe Summer Colloquium, entitled: “Can welfare design help not only individual beneficiaries, but also the whole community?” The session was held on Monday, 24 June at the Irish Institute in Leuven, Belgium to discuss the latest trends in redesigning social protection systems to cope with demographic and unemployment challenges.
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.
BSHF Newsletter - November 2013
BSHF Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing
Following the mission to the United Kingdom, 29 August – 11 September 2013
How to finance energy efficiency
BSHF submission to the government's Housing Standards Review consultation