Architecture to improve the well-being of public housing residents: The Amsterdam School of Architecture

By Rutger Noorlander Architecture could serve to improve the lives of social housing residents. Exactly 100 years ago, in an attempt to design quality housing for the urban working classes, architects have produced ideals that form a relation between architecture on the one hand and on the other hand adequate, efficient social housing with art… Read More Architecture to improve the well-being of public housing residents: The Amsterdam School of Architecture

The Aftermath of the Dutch Social Housing Act of 2015

Linda Dreier | Patrick Kammerzelt | Philipp Ringswirth | Marlene Samhaber | Julia Staufer The Consequences of the Housing Act 2015 revisited Compared to the Netherlands as a whole, social housing is more popular in Amsterdam. This is illustrated in the figure below: While half the housing stock in Amsterdam consisted of social rented housing… Read More The Aftermath of the Dutch Social Housing Act of 2015

The Public/Social Housing Data Standard, version 1.0 has arrived!

Interview with Jay Sagger (HACT) Early Friday morning, the 26th of January 2018 and just a couple of days before the official launch, I had an interesting and inspiring conversation over coffee and tea with Jay Saggar, Launchpad Coordinator at HACT. HACT is a charity, social enterprise and industry-focused think/do tank, established in the 1960s… Read More The Public/Social Housing Data Standard, version 1.0 has arrived!

Social Housing in Amsterdam is Helping to Solve the Urban Refugee Crisis

Amidst the so-called refugee crisis, our cities have become home to a new form of city-dweller: the urban refugee. According to UNHCR, 60% of refugees worldwide reside in urban environments. In many ways, cities have now become containers for individuals whose lives are placed on hold. Whilst already experiencing significant housing crises, cities now presented… Read More Social Housing in Amsterdam is Helping to Solve the Urban Refugee Crisis