How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

I recently had a chance to meet and hear from Dr. Rudiger Ahrend the head for the Urban Programme in the OECD’s Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development.   He gave a presentation at Housing Europe’s yearly conference regarding the rise of large cities and the challenges that it presents for housing.  Dr. Ahrend… Read More How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

Housing Policy: How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

I recently had a chance to meet and hear from Dr. Rudiger Ahrend the head for the Urban Programme in the OECD’s Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development.   He gave a presentation at Housing Europe’s yearly conference regarding the rise of large cities and the challenges that it presents for housing.  Dr. Ahrend… Read More Housing Policy: How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

Public Housing Architecture: The New Architecture of the Collective

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from  Ilka Ruby a Berlin based publisher and curator on subjects regarding architecture and urban-ism.  She focused on different social housing projects from around Europe, America and Asia.  You can find here website here- Mrs. Ruby gave several examples of social housing ghettos… Read More Public Housing Architecture: The New Architecture of the Collective

Public Housing-Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland

I met Dr. John McPeake the CEO from Helm Housing Association in Northern Ireland recently and had the pleasure of hearing about how his agency is working on helping those with dementia.  .  Dr. McPeake let us know that in the UK the average age exceeded 40 for the first time in its history.  By… Read More Public Housing-Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland

7 Lessons On Diversification In Social Housing

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