Public and affordable housing in the USA is always at risk of budget cuts and over-regulation. Our cries as an industry for more funding and attention are often ignored. Below is a mixture of theoretical high level ideas and concepts to shake up the industry. I do realize these ideas might come off as flippant… Read More 5 Radically Different Ideas to Change Public Housing
I was in London a few years ago and I saw a sign up on the metro that said, “Nobody should have Nobody.” It was for senior citizens who were left alone for long periods of time with nobody visiting or spending time with them. The ad had a profound effect on me and I… Read More Affordable Housing and Seniors: Nobody Should Have Nobody
Like so many other international cities around the world, Paris has a huge affordability problem with its housing. The reasons are complex and varied but when millions of people wish to live in a place, the demand can cause many issues. Paris ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the world. Depending… Read More Paris’s Massive Affordable Housing Issue
Every socially minded housing organization across the world strives to be mission focused and goal oriented. Every couple years, the leadership at all organizations meet and sometimes hire consultants to come in and set up 2 year, 4 year 5 year plans and develop strategies to lead them into the future. However; does the strategic… Read More Public Housing and Process Improvement: Strategic Planning and Lean
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?
Whether they are coming from terrible political situations, war or even fleeing climate change, the number of refugees needing shelter should be expected to go up in the future. Sometimes we think of refugees by the political moment we are living in so the situation in Syria might come to mind. However; you only need… Read More 5 Creative Housing Ideas for Refugees
Student housing in Italy is not regarded as an asset class, while in other countries across Europe it is. Why not? Can it be? Urbanpromo Housing Sociale’s second Friday morning session was dedicated to answering these questions. Two speakers introduced student housing in Spain and France, followed by a panel discussion focusing on the Italian… Read More Student Housing in Italy, Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation