Lucky Number 2(7)

September 9, 2016

Forty years ago, Habitat for Humanity was founded in rural Georgia, a state in the Southeast United States. The organization was founded on the belief that

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How Effective Slum Upgrading Can Become a Reality

August 29, 2016

As property values within cities continue to rise, affordable land becomes increasingly scarce. People living in poor urban conditions are often forcibly evicted and pushed to

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Why I Travelled 10,000 Miles for a 3 Day Meeting

August 8, 2016

Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia and capital of East Java, with a population of slightly more than three million. This thriving city of

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Making Progress, United Nations Releases Updated Draft Urban Agenda

June 24, 2016

This week marked yet another milestone on the road to Habitat III. Negotiations on the draft New Urban Agenda, the 20 year strategy on sustainable cities

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Want Affordable Housing? Look to the Land!

May 17, 2016

In addition to food, water and air, an essential part of life is having a place to live. In spite of great advances in technology, we cannot live a purely “virtual” existence...

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United Nations releases draft New Urban Agenda, prioritizes housing and land rights

May 11, 2016

While you were sinking into your couch Friday evening and readying your remote for a night of Netflix, members of 10-country drafting committee were putting the finishing touches on the first draft of the New Urban Agenda , a 20-year global strategy for housing and sustainable urban development...

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Housing at the Heart

May 6, 2016

The countdown begins. In 163 days, 193 United Nations member states and thousands of local governments, civil society organizations, and individuals from around the world will gather in Quito, Ecuador to adopt the New Urban Agenda...

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Secure Tenure on Earth Day and Every Day

April 21, 2016

Since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people have been displaced from their home each year by disasters brought on by natural hazards. When a disaster destroys a home, it destroys the center of livelihoods...

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April 11, 2016

Habitat for Humanity India is already working on Solid Ground’s four campaign subthemes – secure tenure, gender equality, slum upgrading, and disaster resilience – across 18 states in India. Habitat India will leverage...

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Keeping land for shelter at the center of the New Urban Agenda

March 29, 2016

In the year 1976, big things were happening. Apple, Inc. began in a garage in California, the first Star Wars movie was on the verge of its release to the public...

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