The International Social Housing Festival celebrated the long tradition of providing affordable housing all over the world, but aimed at tackling the most prevalent challenges social housing is facing right now and in the future. The festival was organised around three central themes: migration to cities, segregation and in equality, and diversification. As one of… Read More 7 Lessons On Diversification In Social Housing
The last nine days have been a whirlwind of activity, with so many different problems, solutions and ideas flying around that it has been nigh-on impossible to keep track. Only right, then, that today the organizers and reporters who have dedicated so much of their energy and passion these last 216 hours came together to… Read More ISHF Closing Event
As project leader of the European Safe at Home Project, that includes social housing providers in tackling Domestic Abuse, I’ve learned how important the role of social housing providers can – and should- be. But I have to admit that I never fully realized how challenging the task of social housing providers is. The inspiring… Read More Safe at Home Project @ ISHF
We can look back on an incredible first edition of the International Social Housing Festival that has exceeded our expectations in many ways. It got bigger, better, stronger, more diverse, more international, more vivid, and more exciting than we could ever have conceived. I strongly believe this not solely because of my fantastic team, who is truly spectacular, nor… Read More Expand our movement!
Housing is the environment within which our daily lives take place: from art and architecture, energy and social equality, wealth redistribution to real-estate, housing is a good place to start if one wants to have a profound impact on people’s lives. No wonder then, that the first International Social Housing Festival has attracted such a… Read More The ISHF: a global conversation on housing
After spending four days at the International Social Housing Festival, I am taking my leave and headed on holidays. I leave fully motivated and energized by my colleagues from around the world. I thought I would take a few minutes as I sit at the airport and write a few notes as they are fresh… Read More 3 Final Thoughts: My Time At the ISHF
Migration to cities is a global trend: over 54% of the world population live in cities. Cities in the Global South deal with a lot of housing challenges because of the rapid urbanisation. “These challenges are way bigger than, for example, the Netherlands faced at the end of the 19th Century”, states Ellen Geurts of… Read More The biggest housing challenge is in the Global South