How to bring about affordable housing and the inclusive city?

Cities are for people, ideally for all people. But when adequate housing becomes increasingly unaffordable to a growing part of cities’ citizens, who is the city then for? And how to make a city good for its people? Affordable housing is at the root of citizens’ ability to thrive in their city, and to their resilience to economic and social shocks. 

Join us at the IFHP Summit and Master Class where remarkable thinkers and doers share their thoughts and insights on how to create better cities for all.
This is a two-part day on Affordable Housing and the Inclusive City with insightful experts and with you, our members and audience, in exciting exchanges about housing and its transformative role in social and economic recovery, about the right to the city and creating the city we all need.

Part 1 at 11:00 - 13:30 CET is the IFHP Summit & Urban Thinkers Campus, featuring Jan GehlJens Kramer MikkelsenKate Henderson, and Michael Green, moderated by Dr. Savvas Verdis from the London School of Economics Cities and IFHP's Regitze Hess.

Part 2 at 14:00 - 16:30 CET is the IFHP Master Class with a preceding interactive online course, with deeper dives into the themes of inclusive growth and housing. Featuring Bruce KatzDr. Mari VaatovaaraClaudio Acioly Jr.Dr. Nicola Tollin, and again insightfully lectured and moderated by Dr. Savvas Verdis.

To join, visit our site and sign up here.


Researchers at the TU Delft have developed a system to measure equality in access to infrastructure for any city in the world. Their research has shown that there are systematic inequalities in access to infrastructure. Learn more in this video. 
 
 

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. 

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the project's residents.

The documentary is available for free until the July 31. 
 

Recent good reads that caught our attention
 
In this article by Katrina Raynor, Georgia Warren-Myers and Matthew Palm you can read about how developers and financers, local government and non-profit providers alike want clear rules to be able to deliver affordable housing negotiations that are efficient, equitable and transparent.
Kate Raworth's 'Doughnut Model' has received much attention in the discussion on how to rebuild the econonmy–and the city– in a post-pandemic world. In this article you can read about how to 'downscale' the model to suit every need. 
UN Habitat has published a guide providing practical suggestions on how to incorporate urban climate action and human settlement issues into the work on enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Read it here. 
Contact tracing apps has been heralded as a solution to limiting the spread of the COVID-10 pandemic, and such technologies have prompted intense praise and pushback alike, some warn us that this risk leading us to a "surveillance state". In this article Kevin Rogan argues that the surveillance state is already here.
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