Guest Post by Job Pan Pangilinan- Lean Adviser Seattle Housing Authority Lean transformation is a cultural transformation where everyone in the organization is committed to make continuous improvement as part of each one’s daily work. It should not be confused with a lean project that exists only to target a particular operational ‘headache’. A lean… Read More Your Organization is Ready for a Lean Transformation Journey
Can and should a social housing company have a brand? If so, what does that do for your agency? Can that inspire and motivate staff and the community? There are some within the housing community in the USA that it makes sense to use branding. The people who believe this think that branding can be… Read More Social Housing and Branding: What Can Your Organization Do?
Americans learned the hard way in the 1950’s and 60’s that city planning and urban renewal can destroy neighborhoods and cities. This is not always the case but bulldozing buildings and neighborhoods can destroy culture and history that cannot be replaced. China is seeing development on a scale that is unimaginable to most people in… Read More Neighborhood Development and Destruction in China
In the USA, Thursday is Thanksgiving. It is a time of reflection and appreciation. Working in the social and public housing fields we should also take sometime in our busy hectic schedules to be thankful for the year that we had. There is no doubt that 2017 was challenging. From the terrible fire in the… Read More 10 Reasons I am Thankful for Public and Social Housing in 2017
Communism is over. Now what? I can imagine that is what the leaders of Estonia thought as the massive structural changes begin to take place in the country. Estonia more than many other former Warsaw Pact countries pulled this transformation off while maintain a steady increase in the quality of live for years on end. But,… Read More Communism is Over in Estonia- Now What?
The reasons for New York’s affordable housing issues are varied and complex. Much like the other major cities of the world, population growth and limited space are somewhat to blame. However; any commodity that is in high demand is going to cause supply issues. If affordable housing was an Iphone, we would simply just build… Read More New York City: Affordable Housing in the Big Apple
For nearly 30 years, Professor David Mullins has conducted research on a range of topics relating to social housing. He has coauthored a number of books, including Housing Policy in the UK (2006), After Council Housing (2010), and Hybridising Housing Organisations (2013). As a Professor of Housing Policy, he leads the Housing and Communities Research Group in the School of Social… Read More Affordable Housing and Tenant Engagement: Part II