World Cities Day: Taking a housing ecosystem approach to address the affordable housing challenge in cities

October 31, 2019

Everyone needs a home and housing is central to creating socially just, economically viable and ecologically healthy and sustainable cities. Better-designed and well-managed cities contribute towards

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World Habitat Day: Let’s make decent housing for all a reality

October 7, 2019

In 1986, the United Nations designed the first Monday of every October to be commemorated as the World Habitat Day . The core of this day,

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Overcoming Barriers to Urban Development in Dhaka, Bangladesh

October 3, 2019

A population of around 165 million and a growing rate of 6 percent annually makes Bangladesh one of the most populous countries in the world. According

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Overcoming Barriers to Slum Upgrading in Brazil’s Favelas

September 4, 2019

The right to housing is a guaranteed human right in Brazil’s constitution; however, people living in informal settlements, known as favelas, constantly face many barriers in

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Securing Access to Land and Safe Homes in Zambia

August 29, 2019

Through the Solid Ground campaign, Habitat for Humanity Zambia is striving to address equitable land policy implementation through solidarity initiatives, empowering community members with tools, training

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Land Offers Opportunity and Possibility: What I’ve learned about land rights

May 16, 2019

In August 2018, I started my internship with Habitat for Humanity’s global advocacy team with little knowledge of land rights. Today, nine months later, I have

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Working towards safe, sustainable, resilient and thriving communities

May 9, 2019

Habitat for Humanity recognizes that some of the most precarious housing conditions and levels of poverty and fragility occur in informal settlements which contributes to poor

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Land Tenure Rights: A key strategy to guaranteeing the right to housing in Brazil

April 3, 2019

In the center of one of Brazil’s most expensive neighborhoods is a small favela where residents have been fighting and often losing the battle against eviction

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Leaving No One behind this World Water Day

March 22, 2019

The theme of World Water Day 2019 is “Leaving no one behind,” and is an annual call to attention on the critical importance of water in

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