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UN-HABITAT

UN-HABITAT | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

In the vast majority of countries land and housing affordability is a critical contemporary challenge. While in different countries and regions the specificities of the challenge vary, the universal truism is that it is becoming increasing difficult for the vast majority of urban residents to obtain and retain adequate and affordable land and housing.
This series canvases the state of affordable land and housing in four regions facing major affordability difficulties: Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and Europe and North America (member countries of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe). Each volume firstly explores the major trends in housing conditions, availability, quality and tenure modalities. Following this, each volume analyses housing policy responses to address growing affordability problems and the improvement of substandard housing conditions. Lastly, key recommendations for local, national and international policy initiatives that can increase the provision of affordable housing in the respective regions is provided.

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Cooling Measures Can't Stop Hong Kong Property Market - NuWire Investor

Cooling Measures Can't Stop Hong Kong Property MarketNuWire InvestorExperts say the cooling measures will continue unabated out of fear of global banks causing more liquidity in the Asian housing market, but that probably won't stop the kind of activity...
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The green mega-city above Singapore - DAWN.com

The green mega-city above SingaporeDAWN.comSTANDING opposite Singapore, across the strait of Johor, is the site of a new project that its architects and developers hope will be the future of urban life in Southeast Asia — a mega-city built along eco-friendly...
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Poverty Eradication: Tackling a Global Scourge, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

Poverty Eradication: Tackling a Global Scourge, Articles | THISDAY LIVE | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
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SBS Dateline | A Shining Light

SBS Dateline | A Shining Light | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
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Developers to put up cheap 10M housing units in 18 years, but urban poor says amortization still expensive |

Developers to put up cheap 10M housing units in 18 years, but urban poor says amortization still expensive | | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
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What's Holding Back Affordable Housing in India? - India Knowledge@Wharton

What's Holding Back Affordable Housing in India? - India Knowledge@Wharton | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
When real estate developer Xrbia recently launched a 170-acre housing project in Hinjwadi, a suburb on the outskirts of Pune in Maharashtra, all the 3,400 apartment units were sold within a week. The biggest unit in this apartment complex was 550 square feet and the smallest was close to 250 square feet. The units were priced at Rs. 22 lakh (around US$40,000) and Rs. 9 lakh (US$ 16,000) respectively.

 


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Doing the best for residents in the informal settlements - Joburg

Doing the best for residents in the informal settlements - Joburg | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
JoburgDoing the best for residents in the informal settlementsJoburgMayor Tau and his delegation went to Tshwane solely to gain first-hand experience on the model their counterparts were using to relocate informal settlements households, acquire...
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From bankers to cage-dwellers, HK feels property price squeeze

HONG KONG, Nov 6 (Reuters) - In a cramped space on the fifthfloor of an old industrial building in Hong Kong, HuangShaochang and his wife live in some of the priciest real estateper square foot in the (1.1 mil.or 17% of Hong Kongers lived below the...
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Malaysian city plans bright green future - Sydney Morning Herald

Malaysian city plans bright green future - Sydney Morning Herald | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
Malaysian city plans bright green futureSydney Morning HeraldFuture population growth in south-east Asia is expected to be mainly in cities in the developing world. By far the greatest growth will be in slums, by current estimates.
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THE WAY TO END SLUMS

THE WAY TO END SLUMS proves that it's possible to have a future without slums. It's an UNCOMMON MEDIA film, produced and directed by Trish Connolly and Brenda Kelly.
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Rising Urban Poverty & Inequality Hindering Climate Response | Scoop News

PRESS RELEASE Rising Urban Poverty and Inequality Hindering Asian Cities Ability to Tackle Climate Change 29 October 2012, Bangkok -- Asia’s cities are central to the world’s battle against climate change.
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Transforming slums into formal communities

Transforming slums into formal communities | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
How important is housing to healthy human and community development? According to Anaclaudia Rossbach, consultant for World Bank on low-income housing settlements and metropolitan management, it matters in ways both subtle and profound.
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Indonesia housing plan seeking to lift families from slums falling ...

Asia Pacific News 24 Hours. All the news and 'need to know' stories from the Asia Pacific.
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Binay: HUDCC-World Bank housing strategy to help informal settlers - GMA News

Binay: HUDCC-World Bank housing strategy to help informal settlers - GMA News | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
Binay: HUDCC-World Bank housing strategy to help informal settlersGMA NewsSpeaking before the 38th Philippine Business Conference in Manila, Binay said the National Informal Settlements Upgrading Strategy (Nisus) will be a comprehensive shelter...
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