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Housing

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...

How to Solve the Housing Affordability Crisis

The housing market is in crisis. Demand is increasing, rents are soaring, and even middle-income earners are struggling to afford to live in cities. What is the root of this housing affordability crisis, and...

Housing: Useful Guides

Finding useful resources that help you improve the housing situation in your city is often difficult. Not because there’s nothing out there. Quite the contrary: there is so much information out there that it’s...

From PROMISE to ENERGY PUSH: Past and Ongoing EU Projects on Housing

Housing is a complex and multifaceted topic. We want our homes to be eco-friendly, socially inclusive, well-maintained, and – at the end of the day – affordable. That sounds like quite a challenge to...

Housing: Facts & Figures

Why is it important to improve housing and make our homes greener, safer, more socially inclusive, affordable, and just overall better? The following facts provide answers to this question. They illustrate what impact housing has...

Coliving – Saving, Sharing, Caring

Living in one apartment with 10 others – for some a nightmare but for many the perfect alternative living model in times of a housing affordability crisis, mass urbanisation, and increasing loneliness. This article...

CityChanger Naama Blonder – Bringing Smart Density to North America

Canada, similar to the US, has a heart for single-family houses and suburbs. A concept not really suitable for rapid urbanisation and the need for sustainable and affordable housing of the future. Thankfully, there are...