I recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona and was amazed at how expansive and sprawly it really is. Every city block feels monstrous in size and I sometimes think it will take me 15 minutes to make it a mile. I found an apartment that is an 8 minute walk to work so I don’t deal… Read More How Our Sprawling Cities Hurt the Poor
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
What is laneway housing? Self-contained, low-rise homes that are built within the yards of detached homes, commonly where garages were situated. They are accessed via the back lane, hence the name. What are the benefits? Increased affordable housing in expensive city regions; More populated cities with all types of family make-up; ‘Gentle density’; Transformation of… Read More Laneway housing: a way to create vibrant, resident-filled cities?
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
One of the key themes of this festival is migration to cities. How can the city ensure equal and just access to housing? At the conference ‘A right to the city a right to housing’, organized by the Jaap Bakema study center in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, 6 speakers on 2 panels discussed housing… Read More The right of access to the city
It is a fact of life. As long as there is violence, floods, famines and a lack of opportunity, we will experience refugee outflows around the world. I personally experience the refugee crisis in Germany and Austria when my train was stopped because thousands of refugees had congregated at the border. The absolute horror of… Read More Smart Housing Policy= True Immigrant Integration