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Several groups plan to create a “financial solidarity mechanism”, to work first in Senegal and Nicaragua.
Gregory Scruggs March 29, 2017
Initiative was one of two housing projects to win this year’s World Habitat Awards.
David Hatch March 15, 2017
Leilani Farha, the U.N.’s top expert on the right to adequate housing, says she sees “good work” but no solutions being put into action.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2017
Startblok Riekerhaven is a ‘European laboratory’ for housing and integrating a wave of refugees.
Letty Reimerink December 8, 2016

The World Habitat Awards selected a dozen finalists with innovative approaches to sheltering and employing poor urban populations. 

November 3, 2016
Habitat for Humanity will seek to secure housing for 40 million people by 2020, among other pledges on land tenure.
Gregory Scruggs October 20, 2016
The Pritzker Prize winner also elaborated on his ‘half a good house’ concept, outlining the five elements — and no more — the state should provide through affordable-housing programmes.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
A deep focus on social equity, civic participation and green spaces has made Austria's capital one of the world's best places to live.
Saransh Sehgal August 18, 2016

Government intervention in the form of subsidies, tax incentives and block grants is needed to address urban housing needs, the World Bank says. 

July 20, 2016

Kigali and other Rwandan cities must construct more high rises as land becomes scarce for development, the New Times reports.  

June 30, 2016

A city-funded program covers bus, train and plane tickets or gas money for the homeless if they can prove they have housing waiting elsewhere, KGW-TV reports. 

June 16, 2016

The three winners of this year’s awards help the poor in England and Puerto Rico obtain affordable housing and avoid displacement.

March 4, 2016
In open letter, 13 NGOs call for the New Urban Agenda to more directly address urban speculation, the social function of land and alternatives to private property.
Gregory Scruggs February 3, 2016
Dubai Habitat III forum warns that even the most luxury-minded countries need to offer a spectrum of housing options to remain globally competitive. That could offer a significant market for the real-estate industry.
Gregory Scruggs January 26, 2016
Other cities allow 'granny flats' or 'accessory dwellings' but Vancouver's 'laneway-house' policy has been North America's most successful.
Frances Bula December 11, 2015

Portland, Maine and San Francisco are among a half-dozen American cities urging developers to set aside units for middle-income households, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

December 8, 2015
An Urban Thinkers Campus in Barcelona focused on ensuring adequate housing as a core part of the New Urban Agenda.
Susana Alcaide November 27, 2015

Once a gateway for immigrants to middle-class living, Boston’s answer to affordable housing is losing pace to luxury condos, the Boston Globe reports.  

November 27, 2015
Finding a path to land tenure in a country with few protections for the urban poor.
AZM Anas November 13, 2015
The Bangladeshi capital, already bulging, is expected to grow to 26 million people by 2035. A recent Urban Thinkers Campus assessed prospects for intermediary cities, risk planning and more.
AZM Anas November 11, 2015
The first Urban Thinkers Campus in the United States was held 24 October.
Gregory Scruggs October 29, 2015
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