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Putting People at the Centre: Sustainable Housing Solutions Worldwide

Publication Date :: 2005

A Special Edition of Open House International citing eighteen housing projects which demonstrate successful approaches to some of the most prevalent housing problems in the world today. These are all winners or finalists in the World Habitat Competition over the last five years. A brief description is provided of each project, together with a summary of the key innovative approaches used.

For twenty years the World Habitat Award competition organised by the Building and Social Housing Foundation has identified innovative and long-lasting solutions to housing problems faced by countries of the global South as well as the North. Included in this Special Edition of Open House International are eighteen housing projects which demonstrate successful approaches to some of the most prevalent housing problems in the world today. These are all winners or finalists in the competition over the last five years. A brief description is provided of each project, together with a summary of the key innovative approaches used. Details are provided at the end of each chapter as to where further information can be obtained.

 

The projects are drawn from a range of different contexts. They vary in size from large national programmes to individual projects in small neighbourhoods and address a broad range of housing-related issues. They include examples of environmentally and socially sustainable housing developments, co-operation in housing provision and management, post-disaster reconstruction, empowerment and community development programmes for the urban poor, the provision of healthy housing and the re-use of empty buildings to provide affordable housing.

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£10.00
Author:: Diane Diacon, BSHF (Ed.), Silvia Guimarães, BSHF (Ed.)