Housing

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
As displaced people increasingly head for cities, humanitarian actors have started providing shelter solutions for them alone. Here's why that won't work — and also what would.
Roger Guiu and Nadia Siddiqui February 27, 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 mayor has taken over as president and the country is trying take a leadership role on regional urban issues. But a decade and a half after a devastating economic crisis, Argentine urban strategy is up in the air.
Sergio Elguezábal October 3, 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
By focusing on issues of housing, transportation and social connectedness in ways that help older adults, the New Urban Agenda will result in better cities for everyone.
Lisa Marsh Ryerson May 9, 2016
The Habitat III regional meeting for Europe took place 16-18 March.
Gregory Scruggs March 22, 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
The Habitat III process is a key opportunity to undertake a bold goal: to commit to ending homelessness, including its causes, by 2030.
Leilani Farha February 29, 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

The experimental city of Navi Mumbai was supposed to be an urban utopia, but instead has inherited Mumbai’s poverty, Urb.im reports. 

December 8, 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
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