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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The first volume in a series of two which seeks to fill the knowledge gap in the understanding of participatory rural habitat processes.
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