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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.
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.
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.
The housing system in the UK is in crisis. For decades the country has not built sufficient homes for its population. New settlements – as a means of delivering new housing and infrastructure – have much to offer as part of a range of options for addressing this housing shortage.
A review of good practices and lessons learned from cold regions in Asia
Many projects demonstrate that renewable energy and bioclimatic architecture represent cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to improve the living conditions of rural people. However, most of the projects face significant difficulties when it comes to mainstreaming the innovation.
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