Many cities face challenges as they seek to increase their tax base, population density, or affordable housing stock through new development. Multiple strategies exist for addressing this desire: courting developers using incentives, perpetuating suburban sprawl through pioneering new green fields, hyping city dwellers’ quality of life in order to attract a large employer that will… Read More 6 Reasons Why Cities Need to Public Partner with Public Housing Authorities for Development
What is your background, and what exactly is Urban- Think Tank? I am an American/Venezuelan architect, currently based in Zurich, Switzerland. Together with co-founder Hubert Klumpner, I started multidisciplinary design practice Urban Think Tank in 1998 in Caracas, Venezuela. Our firm is working on a variety of projects, most of them in developing countries. Typical… Read More Our housing policies are outdated
Author: Eric Bjornson and Josh Jorgensen Intro For multiple reasons, Tacoma is separated into two regional growth Centers; Downtown Tacoma , and the Tacoma Mall Area. Currently the City of Tacoma is working to finalize Tacoma Mall Subarea plan and has the opportunity to remedy barriers to creating more housing by: reducing the off street… Read More Innovative Housing Policies for Commercial Parking Converted to Infill Housing
Tuesday 20 March, the president of the Metropolitan Region of Lyon mr. David Kimmelfeld and ms. Anne Warsman, general director d’immobliere Rhône Alpes, officially announced that the second edition of our International Social Housing Festival will be held June 4th to June 7th 2019 in Lyon. The festival will be organized by the Metropolitan Region of Lyon… Read More Next International Social Housing Festival in June 2019 in Lyon!
Segregation as a problem on the Dutch housing market Migration has a long and complex history in the Netherlands. Migration, social housing, and segregation are very much interconnected. In the past, many social housing dwellings were sold and, therefore, privatized. Such practices resulted in the fact that the amount of privatized social housing dwellings in… Read More Segregation in Dutch Social Housing
Much like the world of art, frameworks for good architecture and viable planning can be highly subjective. The standards by which something will be judged successful may vary in different contexts, and are largely determined by the individuals who occupy a physical space at a specific time. Social housing organizations have varied audiences to… Read More Community Engagement That is Actually Engaging-The 5 C’s of Effective Community Engagement
This week we will look back on ^HousingFutures’ 2017. Today we focus on collaborative housing and tenant engagement. Collaborative housing is the new buzz word among citizens of Europe’s biggest cities. With a reason. In our article about the ‘Urbanpromo Social Housing’ conference, we summarize Darinka Czischke’s (assistant professor, TU Delft) speech, poining out that it… Read More ^HousingFutures’ 2017: collaborative housing