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23 Jun 17 |

Housing a better future

Startblok Riekerhaven paves the way for integration through housing

Housing a better future

It only takes a short drive or metro ride from the city centre to visit a housing project that can offer you an injection of optimism. There are 565 reasons for that in a rare mosaic that goes beyond the theories about social mix. Startblok Riekerhaven is a true source of inspiration for housing associations that are confronted with the integration challenge. Driven by the mission ‘Building a future together’ Startblok shows how youngsters of totally different backgrounds can support each other establishing a community that goes beyond just housing provision, laying the foundations for a better future. Housing Europe paid a visit to Riekerhaven as part of its participation at the International Social Housing Festival.

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8 Jun 17 |

Spain: how to make the new State Housing Plan work

CONCOVI amends the legislation that will define housing policy in the next 3 years

Spain: how to make the new State Housing Plan work

May has been rather productive in terms of Spanish housing policy. The Ministry of Development presented to the Sectorial Conference on Housing, Urbanism and Land the draft of the Royal Decree 2018-2021 its Plan for Housing that regulates and promotes home rental and renovation.

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6 Jun 17 |

"Today, we need affordable housing that is also attractive"

Ilka Ruby on the paradigm shift in social values that is also reflected in modern architecture

"Today, we need affordable housing that is also attractive"

Just a week before she delivers the keynote speech at the conference organized by Housing Europe and Aedes as part of the International Social Housing Festival, and only a few days after the official opening of the acclaimed exhibition 'Together! Towards the New Architecture of the Collective' at the Vitra Design Museum- that has been attended by Housing Europe-, Publisher and Curator, Ilka Ruby took time for a quick round of 5 Questions! How does our society change and how is this reflected on Architecture? What is changing in the way we live together? Why is collectivity a recurring theme in history? Have a seat around the table with us for an inspiring exchange with Ilka Ruby...

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