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World Habitat Awards 2011: finalists announced!
Ten innovative housing solutions from around the world have been selected as finalists in the 2011 World Habitat Awards...

                                                ... winners to be announced soon!

This year’s World Habitat Award finalists are together improving the living conditions of more than 1.1 million people around the world, as well as generating sustainable livelihoods, reducing energy consumption, providing access to housing finance and empowering marginalised groups:

  • Housing for Health Programme, AUSTRALIA
    Improving the health of indigenous people by ensuring access to safe and well functioning homes and an improved living environment.
  • La Cité de la Pierre, BELGIUM
    Preservation and renovation of ex quarry workers’ dwellings for social housing provision, following a campaign led by the local community.
  • GLOBE Community Champions Program, CANADA
    Community champions work with fellow residents to reduce energy consumption and utility costs through simple behavioural and attitudinal changes.
  • Rental Mediation Programme, SPAIN
    Providing rental guarantees and mediation between property owners and vulnerable individuals previously excluded from the private rental market.
    Providing safe, affordable housing with support services for a diverse group of formerly homeless and low-income older persons.

The 2011 World Habitat Awards will be presented to the two winners at the UN global celebration of World Habitat Day in Aguascalientes, Mexico on 3rd October 2011.

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