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World Habitat Day Special Edition
This special edition newsletter includes details of the two winning projects and ten finalists in the 2007 World Habitat Awards competition. The Awards will be presented to the winning projects at the United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day in Luanda, Angola on 6th October 2008.
With changing social-demographic patterns and welfare systems in Europe, the way of life for many European citizens is now in a state of flux. Social housing is at the core of these changes and this report provides a timely insight into the impact they will have.
New Survey of the Owners of Empty Properties
A new survey has investigated why properties in the East Midlands remain empty. This survey was funded by BSHF and English Partnerships to support the work of the East Midlands Empty Property Forum.
How re-using old buildings can cut carbon emissions
In order to reduce carbon emissions, is it better to demolish older houses and replace them with newly-built ones that are highly energy-efficient? This research, carried out in co-operation with Empty Homes, sets out to provide an answer.
CD-ROM of the 2007 International Study Visits to the 2006 Winners of the World Habitat Awards: the Building and Construction Improvement Programme, Pakistan and Johannesburg Housing Company, South Africa.
This is a response to the Government's consultation on the allocation mechanism for its proposed Housing and Planning Delivery Grant. It makes the point that Gypsy and Traveller accommodation should be addressed by the grant allocation mechanism and responds to questions on empty homes and design quality.
An experience in Rio de Janeiro (Volume II)
The second of two publications outlining the key features of Bento Rubião Foundation’s (FBR) pioneering Land and Housing Programme in Rio de Janeiro, a finalist in the 2005 World Habitat Awards. This volume focuses on the organisation’s Right to Housing project, which involves housing construction through mutual aid, self-management and the formation of cooperatives.
The CECODHAS European Social Housing Observatory has carried out the first-ever review of the social, co-operative and public housing sectors in the 27 EU member states. This detailed report presents an overview of the main trends and issues facing the social, co-operative and public housing sectors in each country, as well as providing national profiles and key housing-related data. The study draws on data provided by the network of CECODHAS correspondents, as well as from external national experts.
Public Service Review: Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Issue 11
Challenging the widespread discrimination faced by Gypsy and Traveller communities in the UK, Diane Diacon, BSHF Director, calls for action and understanding…
Average house prices in 53 rural areas are now more than ten times the average salary and living in rural areas is rapidly becoming an option available only to the wealthy. The number of second homes continues to increase, while affordable homes to rent or buy are increasingly scarce. For local households on lower incomes this means overcrowding, homelessness or having to leave their roots and move away. Local services and facilities are in decline and this is felt most keenly by those who have no option but to rely on them. Economic activity is considered intrusive and inappropriate in the rural idyll.
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