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Grenfell Tower

by David Ireland

The most important purpose of a home is to keep people safe. The events at Grenfell Tower in West London this …

Housing refugees: Not “why?” but “how”

by Jennifer Line

The horrific experience of fleeing for my life is one I am daily thankful I’ve managed to avoid. The UN Refuge…

Nairobi – a city of contrasts

by Elena Garcia

In honour of World Africa Day I’m looking back on my recent trip to Nairobi, Kenya, my first experience of sub…

Life in Africa’s biggest slum

by David Ireland

David visited Kibera in May and discovered even more about Umande Trust’s brilliant eco-sanitation proje…

Youth led World Habitat Awards projects –from housing victims to housing providers

by Kathryn Sutter

In the UK we are often set on the idea that young people cannot escape their own housing crises let alone aid …

What makes a home?

by Kathryn Sutter

BSHF visited Habitat III, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Ecuador in October…

¡El Caño Vive, La Lucha Sigue! Community-Controlled Land in Puerto Rico

by Caroline Nagy

Caroline Nagy (pictured first on the left) joined our peer exchange to World Habitat Awards winner Caño Martín…

5 minutes with Cabral Adagewine

by Cabral Adagewine

Cabral Adagewine, National Production Manager at ‘A Roof, A Skill, A Market’ in Ghana (World Habit…

Succeeding in the Sahel

by Geoffrey Payne

One of the greatest rewards of working on housing issues in rapidly urbanising countries is the opportunity to…

5 minutes with Andrea Krstovic

by Andrea Krstovic

Andrea Krstovic, Chief Executive Officer at  ‘More than Housing’ in Switzerland (World Habitat Awards wi…