Smart Housing, Sustainable Living

The Siem Reap Province in Cambodia is made up of 12 districts comprising of approximately 190,106 families, which translates into about 946,656 people. 16% live in thatched houses which are either severely damaged and decaying, or made of scraps. The home is the centre of life and living in such conditions affects other basic survival Read more…

Upgrading Slums in Ethiopia

Ethiopia‚Äôs capital, Addis Ababa, is currently undergoing an escalation of urbanisation. This has created a city where people from very different socio-economic backgrounds live in close proximity. However, with 80% of the population still in slums, conflicts between groups have intensified.  Due to a deep cultural history, many families refuse to move away from the Read more…

Repurposing Empty Spaces to Help Address the Housing Crisis in the UK

A new piece of research, conducted by The Empty Homes Network on behalf of Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, aims to explore and understand the current opportunities available in reutilising socially-owned vacant buildings and spaces, for use as accommodation for those at risk of homelessness  across England, Wales and Scotland. The post Repurposing Empty Spaces Read more…