Allotments in Berlin Looking out from the train heading into Berlin you can pick out miniature houses, complete with gardens, against the backdrop of the city. The houses are on allotments, with a general stated purpose of allowing city-dwellers to reconnect with the land. Known as ‘Kleingärten’ they allow people with relatively little wealth to… Read More Tiny houses meeting big challenges
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?
Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust (G4SCLT) was constituted in 2011 as the choice of the Granby residents as the vehicle to deliver the aims and objectives of residents trapped in a cycle of under-investment and social exclusion. The aim of the G4SCLT was to ensure that the resident voice became the dominant narrative within… Read More Learning Affordable Housing Development in the U.K-Granby Four Street Community Land Trust
Despite women making up the majority of employees and service users in the UK and Global Social Housing Sector, they are still vastly underrepresented in Management and Leadership roles.… Read More Women and Leadership In Housing – What’s The Plan?
By Rutger Noorlander Architecture could serve to improve the lives of social housing residents. Exactly 100 years ago, in an attempt to design quality housing for the urban working classes, architects have produced ideals that form a relation between architecture on the one hand and on the other hand adequate, efficient social housing with art… Read More Architecture to improve the well-being of public housing residents: The Amsterdam School of Architecture
Housing authorities across the USA are always trying to develop or redevelop new or existing affordable housing. In some cases, these redevelopments are multi-million and even billion dollar real estate deals. In these instances, the redevelopment brings jobs, infrastructure and opportunities to areas that might be economically depressed. Lets examine three of the larger projects… Read More 3 Massive Public Housing Redevelopments Taking Place in the USA
The post-war period has seen a dramatic skyline change across Glasgow. The high rise apartment blocks enthusiastically built by Glasgow City Council to house people being removed from slum tenements were eventually perceived as a problem, rather than a solution to sustainable community lives and are now steadily reducing in numbers. Embracing the high… Read More ‘Let Glasgow Flourish’