The Aftermath of the Dutch Social Housing Act of 2015

Linda Dreier | Patrick Kammerzelt | Philipp Ringswirth | Marlene Samhaber | Julia Staufer The Consequences of the Housing Act 2015 revisited Compared to the Netherlands as a whole, social housing is more popular in Amsterdam. This is illustrated in the figure below: While half the housing stock in Amsterdam consisted of social rented housing… Read More The Aftermath of the Dutch Social Housing Act of 2015

Public Housing in New Orleans: Looking Back 12 Years After Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans is one of America’s finest cities.  A mixture of culture, arts, music, food and entertainment make it one of the most popular cities for domestic and international travelers.  In 2005, a horrible storm hit the city and caused the most damage up to that point of any natural disaster in the USA.  Much… Read More Public Housing in New Orleans: Looking Back 12 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Social Housing in Amsterdam is Helping to Solve the Urban Refugee Crisis

Amidst the so-called refugee crisis, our cities have become home to a new form of city-dweller: the urban refugee. According to UNHCR, 60% of refugees worldwide reside in urban environments. In many ways, cities have now become containers for individuals whose lives are placed on hold. Whilst already experiencing significant housing crises, cities now presented… Read More Social Housing in Amsterdam is Helping to Solve the Urban Refugee Crisis

Affordable Housing in the Middle East and North Africa: Can Supply Keep Up With Demand?

Affordable housing around the world is always in need and most often not supplied in the manner that is required.  Developed western nations struggle and the same struggles are felt in all parts of the globe.  In the Middle East and North Africa, the population is growing rapidly and the average age of inhabitants is… Read More Affordable Housing in the Middle East and North Africa: Can Supply Keep Up With Demand?