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Housing and Construction

Sustainable Building Practices

Mushrooming Solutions: How Mycelium is Cementing an Eco-Friendly Alternative

By |June 13th 2024|

Are we all going to live in mushrooms soon? Alexander Jachnow explains how fungi-based construction could be the solution to make building practices more sustainable.

Affordable Housing

Accessibility is Affordability: Why Evaluating Urban Access is Key to Affordable Housing Policy

By |April 25th 2024|

City planners and data scientists Santiago Fernández Reyes and Apaar Bansal explain how a new visual tool they developed can bridge the land use and transport policy gap – and push policymakers to provide adequate housing that is better located.

Affordable Housing

Advancing the Right to Housing Through Self-Build

By |April 18th 2024|

“A house for all” is a promise made by the South African government, which has not yet been fulfilled. Annette May, of Isandla Institute, highlights this ongoing struggle and advocates for policy reform to address systemic challenges in housing delivery.

Affordable Housing

Vertical Gardens Combat Climate Change Within African Cities

By |April 9th 2024|

Vertical gardens combat plastic pollution and urban heat, offering sustainable solutions for low-income areas. Olumuyiwa Adegun showcases two prototypes that have the potential to transform urban landscapes and prove sustainable housing does not need to be expensive or high-tech.

Informality and Social Protection

The End of Housing Insecurity in New Delhi?

By |February 22nd 2024|

Urban Citizens in India are still struggling with housing inadequacy and (un)affordability. Piyush Tiwari and Jyoti Shukla call on public and private housing institutions to provide equal access to decent and affordable housing.

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