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Tackling Housing Challenges in the Global South

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The first International Social Housing Festival is a week-long event which takes place between 13th and 21st of June 2017, in Amsterdam. It will feature various events, exhibitions, meetings, field visits, community activities and workshops, with the aim of generating responses to current and future housing challenges.

IHS and its partners (Cities AllianceREALLDIGH and TU Delft’s Global Housing Study Centre) will organise a workshop called "Housing for the Global South: policies and design". This will take place on June 20, in the tower room of Het Schip Museum.

Urban Utopia: The Punctiform City and Isobenefit Urbanism

Friday, 12 May 2017

To support transition towards more sustainable urbanization, the New Urban Agenda identifies compactness of cities and densification as key issues to tackle. Urban growth is happening everywhere, but studies of urban land expansion have shown that in the last 20 years, cities are becoming less dense, which leads to issues like urban sprawl, congestion and segregation, especially in countries with a high rate of urban population growth. Low-density settlements aggravate issues like long commuting, poor access to services, weak institutional capacities, making the costs of infrastructure high and inefficient and vanishing the sense of urbanity.

Dutch companies and organisations call for a sustainable coalition agreement

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A broad alliance of companies and organisations (such as Vodafone, Ziggo, Arcadis, FNV, Alliander, Erasmus University, Natuur & Milieu, Geelen Counterflow, Tony’s Chocolonely en Cordaid) are asking that the Sustainable Development Goals have a central place in the coalition agreement. They drew attention to this by handing over sustainable chocolate bars to the negotiators, as “food for thought” during the negotiations.

Why Brazil needs urban professionals

Monday, 3 April 2017

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all members of society have the right to have an adequate standard of living for the health and well-being of their family, which includes housing.

The Beeker Method: Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Date: Thursday 23 March

Time: 14.00-17.30

Venue: Room 1A20, African Studies Centre Leiden, Pieter de la Court building, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden, a 5-minute walk from Leiden CS