News

Trust in public-private urban regeneration partnerships

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Research conducted by Carley Pennink (Head of International Projects at IHS) reveals that trust can influence the risk and outcomes of public-private partnerships, as perceived by partners.

It is vital to invest in building trust between partners, as trust can act as a governing mechanism in situations of high risk and is important in achieving outcomes, including, for instance, the tendency to cooperate, coordination efficiencies and the realization of innovation.

PROSPECT: Peer Powered Cities and Regions

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

IHS is taking part in PROSPECT or Peer Powered Cities and Regions, a three-year project funded by the European Commission – Horizon 2020 programme. PROSPECT aims to enable peer to peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy plans. The learning will empower them to make use of best practices in developing financing for these plans, which have been implemented successfully in other cities and regions in the European Union.

MOOC: Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

We are happy to announce our first Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) - Planning for Climate Change in African Cities!

Democratisation through Participatory Action Planning in Yangon, Myanmar

Friday, 14 July 2017

Banashree Banerjee, independent urban planner and associate staff member of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam, gave a talk during the CPR - CSH Urban Workshop, on "Democratization through Participatory Action". 

Powering up sustainable energy plans: peer learning for in regional and local authorities

Friday, 14 July 2017

IHS is taking part in PROSPECT or Peer Powered Cities and Regions, a three-year project funded by the European Commission – Horizon 2020 programme. 

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. 

Urban Governance in the Realm of Complexity

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The IHS academic staff members are happy for the release of the latest IHS publication: Urban Governance in the Realm of Complexity. This book came together aiming to take an in-depth look at the current state of the urban governance field. 

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.

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.