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International Social Housing Festival: Affordable Housing Today, Better Communities Tomorrow

Thursday, 22 June 2017

After nine enriching days, more than 50 events organized by 45 partners, equalling more than 250 hours of programming at nine different venues, the first International Social Housing Festival has come to an end. We are happy to share that from more than 50 different countries no less than 1200  people attended, including policymakers, housing associations, local and international tenant unions, non-profit organizations, activists, bankers, students, researchers, architects, developers, and private businesses.

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 AllianceREALL 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.