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Community Land Trusts: Guaranteed Housing Affordability

Everyday people can make a difference in their communities. This is the vision that Community Land Trusts (CLTs) build upon. They are groups of local people who create community assets. And they provide an...

Unusual Homes from Around the Globe

If you think prefab houses are revolutionary, check this out! Homes produced by an advanced soft serve ice cream machine and houses floating thanks to an ancient Greek principle – these and other unusual...

The Challenge of Making Housing Healthy

Making housing healthy is not a piece of cake. To give you an idea of the challenges you might come across, we have dug through a myriad of guides and condensed the top five...

Leave the Suburbs! Why North America Should Finally Focus on Multi-Family Housing

A grand single-family house in the suburbs with a nice garden and a big garage at the end of a long driveway where two cars easily fit – that is an aspiration of many...

CityChanger Michaela Maresch: Lessons in Modular Construction

Modular construction is emerging as a quick and reliable way to build new houses. Although these usually conform to a template, rolled out in their hundreds, Michaela Maresch had the guts to rethink the...

The Challenge of Creating More Space in Dense Cities

The growing population of urban dwellers has an archenemy: space. Many cities don’t have enough of it. Or so it seems. Creating more space in dense cities is a tricky (yet possible) task. Below...

Housing: How to Get Started

Improving the housing market is no easy task and getting the ball rolling requires a lot of time and persistence. The beginning is always the hardest, after all. To help you out, we have...

The Challenge of Introducing Alternative Living Models

The benefits of alternative – or communal – living models are vast. Sharing is not just caring but also great for our pocket, mental health, and the housing market. So, what’s the catch? Introducing...

How to Organise a Productive Debate on Housing

Debates about housing can be frustrating. People point fingers, refuse to listen, or simply aren’t interested at all. The International Social Housing Festival (ISHF) addresses this problem. Its aim: organise a productive debate on...

CityChanger Orna Rosenfeld: “I Created My Job Because I Believed in Something”

Do you want to drive change in cities but can’t find a role that allows you to do so? Why not be like our CityChanger Dr Orna Rosenfeld and create your own job? Tackling the...

The Challenge of Making Housing Affordable

Making housing affordable is not a simple task. To make things easier for you, we have researched some of the main challenges you will come across. Familiarise yourself with them now and get a...

Five Truths About Housing We Don’t Discuss

In the heated discussion about housing and the housing affordability crisis, it is easy to lose track. What points should we consider when talking about housing? What do we need to raise awareness of?...

The Challenges of Improving Housing

Housing is a complex issue. Depending on what aspect of it you want to change, you will come across many different challenges. Whether you want to make housing affordable, tackle homelessness, or promote new ways...

The Challenge of Creating Housing for Vulnerable Groups

If you want to create housing for vulnerable groups, you have to factor in quite a few aspects: you need to provide permanent housing that comes with plenty of (optional) services; and you also...

Bloomberg Quicktake – Vienna’s Radical Idea? Affordable Housing For All

In many countries around the world, housing presents the single-highest household expense. Cities, in particular, are struggling to keep housing affordable. Amidst this crisis, there is one place that seems to handle the situation...

How to Create Housing for Vulnerable Groups

We need to provide housing for everyone in our cities, including the most vulnerable groups. Doing so encourages social cohesion, promotes wellbeing, and ultimately makes our cities better places. The question is: how can...

Guarantee It: The Right to Adequate Housing

Access to adequate housing is a human right. And yet, we are still struggling to accommodate everyone in our cities. To understand why – and ultimately resolve this issue – we need to take...

Urban Insight Podcast – The World’s Healthiest Building

Sweco's Urban Insight's mission is to share solutions for future city planning and initiate a dialogue about sustainable urban development. Between 2018 and 2021, Urban Insight reached 22.3 million people through news, press and...