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World Habitat Award winner 2012
This report presents the outcomes of our 2013 peer exchange to Uruguay to learn more about the World Habitat Award winning project, ‘South-South Cooperation: international transfer of the FUCVAM model of mutual aid housing cooperatives’ and to look at how their approach has successfully transferred to other countries.
BSHF is one of the partners in the Powerhouse nearly Zero Energy Challenge, a three-year project funded by the EU's Intelligent Energy Programme.
Masterplanning requires a clear brief developed through an understanding of local issues and challenges, as well as an appreciation of local assets. It should also raise aspirations and build a consensus for people to work together and implement the plan.
In Creating the Conditions for New Settlements the Building and Social Housing Foundation proposes New Settlement Partnerships as a way of enabling large scale locally-led development with a more active role for communities. The model proposes an equal strategic partnership between community representatives, developers, landowners, local authorities and other stakeholders (according to the scope of the development). The function of the partnership is to act as a formalised body, with rights and responsibilities for all members (to ensure democratic representation), to develop proposals and solutions that best meet the needs of a particular area.
Baseline case studies report
This case studies report has been produced by the Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham.
This publication introduces the World Habitat Awards and includes information on the entry procedure and deadline for submissions.
World Habitat Award winner 2011
This report presents the outcomes of our 2012 peer exchange to Nepal to look at how the World Habitat Award winner, Housing for Health (Australia), have transferred their approach to another country.
Public views of space in the home
A key element of decent housing is that it should be large enough for the household. A range of different standards for defining overcrowding and space requirements in the home are in use in Britain today, but the underlying assumptions are rarely validated against public views. This research suggests that the standards fall well below public expectations, particularly for some household types. As a result, official estimates are likely to be underestimating the scale of the problem with overcrowding.
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