Housing Policy: How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

I recently had a chance to meet and hear from Dr. Rudiger Ahrend the head for the Urban Programme in the OECD’s Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development.   He gave a presentation at Housing Europe’s yearly conference regarding the rise of large cities and the challenges that it presents for housing.  Dr. Ahrend… Read More Housing Policy: How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

Public Housing in New Zealand: Something is a Bubbling Down Under

I started this blog in 2014 to monitor my research and fellowship time in Germany and EU.  I wrote dozens of blogs about what was happening in the realm of public housing and homelessness across multiple EU countries.  Since returning to the US, my blog has focused a lot on process improvement.  Today I want… Read More Public Housing in New Zealand: Something is a Bubbling Down Under

Public Housing Process Improvement: Use Visual Management to Improve Performance

It’s been a while since I posted here but my lean activity at work has been off the charts.  We are going through a lean transformation and one of the first things we started working with is visual management.  What is visual management?  In reality it is something that helps guide you through your day… Read More Public Housing Process Improvement: Use Visual Management to Improve Performance

Woonbond: Representing the Tenants of the Netherlands

Woonbond is a large tenants rights organization based in Amsterdam. The company considers itself the voice of renters from throughout the country. More than half of the residents in social housing are somehow connected to Woonbond through its membership and advocacy. That’s more than 1.5 million members or 53% of all tenants in Holland. Woonbond’s… Read More Woonbond: Representing the Tenants of the Netherlands