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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.
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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.
Different standards for defining overcrowding and space requirements in the home are in use in Britain today. However, the underlying assumptions are rarely validated against public views. This research explores public opinion on how much space in the home is needed as a minimum. Researcher Rachel Moreton held focus groups with people from different backgrounds across the East Midlands to find out how much space they thought was needed in the home for a minimum standard of living in Britain today.
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.