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Implications for the social housing sector
This report contains the papers from the first colloquium on the future of social housing in the European Union, organised by the CECODHAS European Social Housing Observatory.
Providing Homes for Refugees and Strengthening Communities
Having a secure and settled home is the key to refugees being able to rebuild their lives and become part of their local community. This consultation identifies ways in which refugees can be better housed and live in more welcoming and cohesive communities.
A commemorative booklet of the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2006 in Naples, Italy and Kazan, Russia, including detailed descriptions of the World Habitat Award winning projects in Pakistan and South Africa.
An experience in Rio de Janeiro (Volume I)
Over 15,000 families have benefited to date from the Bento Rubião Foundation’s pioneering work with the Right to Land and Right to Housing programmes in Rio de Janeiro. These programmes address issues of land tenure and urban regularisation, as well as innovative approaches to housing provision. In addition to empowering communities to improve their living conditions, FBR is also working successfully to influence both local and national government policy.
A knowledge-sharing event between Gram Vikas, India and communities in Medellín, Colombia
CD-ROM of the 2006 International Study Visits to the 2005 Winners of the World Habitat Awards: the Energy Efficient Straw-bale Housing Project, China and the Solar Housing Renovation Project in Gårdsten, Sweden.
The second volume in a series of two which examines participatory rural habitat processes in South Asia and provides a framework for the development of a comprehensive Rural Habitat Policy for India.
A collection of case studies drawn from meetings and discussions with stakeholders involved in the creation of sustainable communities.
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