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
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
‘The inclusive city’ is a broad concept that has been mention many times during the past week at the International Social Housing Festival. Everybody has a right to the city, and for obvious reasons social housing plays an important part in this. The festival has been successful in exposing the depths of this idea, and… Read More The City has many Shades of Grey
On this balmy summer day a large group of people answered the call to come together to exchange knowledge and discuss the challenges that social housing associations have to cope with in modern times. Five representatives of larger European cities (Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam) presented their social housing context and the challenges they have… Read More Different cities, similar lessons: the AFWC’s pan-European discussion
Doug Saunders is one of the ISHF Opening Event keynote speakers. He is a Toronto based journalist and author of the acclaimed book ‘Arrival City’, addressing the final migration to cities. We called Doug Saunders and asked him to share some news regarding his involvement in the festival. Why are you giving a keynote speech at ISHF’s… Read More ‘Housing is the most significant vehicle for social mobility’