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 Typical… Read More Our housing policies are outdated
A recent article in the Investor brought up that affordable housing in India is set to see increased funding. The finance department is going to create a fund that will be for affordable housing construction. The government is making a concerted effort to increase the amount of housing for those in lower income brackets… Read More India Increasing Affordable Housing
Please visit the website for our friends at UrbaMonde. This story is re-posted from their site. The Matagalpa land management project aims to build a regional management body for the Rio Grande watershed in Nicaragua. The Matagalpa region is located in central Nicaragua. It has a rugged topography and has a network of communication channels very deficient. Its… Read More Regional Planning and Affordable Housing Development in Nicaragua
This article comes from our friends at UrbaMonde. Please visit their site by clicking here. The project urbaBahia targets all low-income people who do not have sufficient means to maintain rent and do not have a home belonging to them (commonly known as “homeless” in Brazil) of Bahia, represented and articulated through the different… Read More Affordable Housing Development in Brazil
This article comes to us from our friends at UrbaMonde. Please visit their site at https://www.urbamonde.org/en/urbadtk-senegal The urbaDTK project aims to develop the capacity of urban planning of the residents of marginalized neighborhoods. The project has its origins in an initiative of a collective of associations of the Djiddah Thiaroye Kao municipalities, which has been exploring… Read More Affordable Housing Development in Senegal
Chili is known as a beautiful South American country that receives interest from tourists from around the world. However; in recent years the provision of social and affordable housing has roared back to the forefront. The history of affordable housing in Chili is actually long and quite interesting. The programs in comparison to other countries in… Read More Chili is Leading the Affordable Housing Movement in South America.
We at ^Housing Futures believe it is just as important to learn about those working, living and advocating on behalf of social housing as it is to write about the programs and the housing. We are happy to profile leadership from the social housing industry from a broad array of backgrounds and countries. Questions Question:… Read More Public Housing Profile: Stephen Norman of The King County Housing Authority