The use of community land trusts ensures that not only can housing remain affordable in perpetuity but also that local communities have collective control of land and property assets within their neighbourhood. This consultation identifies ways in which they can be more widely used.
These downloadable guides provide details on two earthquake-resistant construction systems – one using cement blocks and the other using earth blocks. This information has been kindly made available by FUNDASAL who are working with local communities in El Salvador to rebuild their homes and economies after the earthquakes of 2001. Both documents are in Spanish but include photos, diagrams and plans that can be easily understood.
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.
A commemorative booklet of the global celebrations of World Habitat Day 2005 in Jakarta, Indonesia, including detailed descriptions of the World Habitat Award winning projects in the People's Republic of China and Sweden.