No topic appears to be more cultural related than dealing with ageing among tenants, as we learned at the ‘Senior Social Housing’ session of the Urbanpromo social housing conference in Turin. After introductions by Francesco Cocco on housing project for elderly in Barcelona and Gaullaume Lelong of Domitys about French elderly housing, we received a very… Read More Italy trying to prepare housing for massive boom of elderly
A second very topical issue being addressed at Urbanpromo Social Housing in Turin, Italy, was Impact investment in social housing. The session was introduced by Marco Camoletto, who described that impact investment in social housing is still in a preliminary phase, it has only been applied by a very limited group of financers. At ‘UbanPromo… Read More Impact investment in England and Denmark
Collaborative housing is the new buzz word among citizens of Europe’s biggest cities. Some are asking whether this is just a trend or something that we need to deal with on the long run. At the Urbanpromo Social Housing conference, in October 2017 in Turin, a collective of international and Italian experts gathered to address… Read More Collaborative housing as a source of disruptive innovation
Everyone working in on social housing will recognize that despite all good intentions and efforts of politicians, activists and even market parties, realization and maintaining of a decent social housing stock is extremely tough. The sector has the stigma of money consuming (and spoiling) real estate projects with vague incentives. And once in use the… Read More 3 things we learned at the International Social Housing Festival
This is the second in a series of 3 articles about the Fondazione Housing Sociale Non-Profit in Italy. Special thanks to Chiara Rizzica for providing the context and material for this article. To read part I- click here. Building and financing social housing is an exercise in patience and diligence. Finding the funds,… Read More Ground Breaking Funding Concepts in Italy’s Social Housing Sector
Venezuela has been going through political unrest that is testing all parts of the countries systems. Everything from food to housing and public transportation have been affected by the issues taking place. Social housing has not been spared from the rough times within the country. An interesting dynamic is taking place between a massive social… Read More The Rise and Fall of Venezuelan Social Housing?
The statement best city in the world for social housing is not a critique of other cities. There are many great social housing cities around the world including Amsterdam, Berlin, New York City and so many others. However; there is nothing like the city I am going to concentrate on today. Beautiful Vienna: I visited… Read More The Best City in the World for Social Housing