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Practical Guidance for Scaling-Up of Sustainable Buildings and Energy Projects


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Practical Guidance for Scaling-Up of Sustainable Buildings and Energy Projects

Many projects demonstrate that renewable energy and bioclimatic architecture represent cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to improve the living conditions of rural people. However, most of the projects face significant difficulties when it comes to mainstreaming the innovation. >


By BSHF, UK and Germany.


Housing Policy Resource.

PCMB project and study visit report


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PCMB project and study visit report

It highlights the key features of this community-driven neighbourhood improvement programme and also the key learning points and reflections from the study visit, which was attended by participants from 13 different countries. The Community Programme for Neighbourhood Improvement (PCMB) was established in 2007 by the Social Development Secretariat (SDS) of the Federal District government of Mexico City. It uses a participatory approach to improving public spaces in informal settlements and low-income neighbourhoods, particularly those with high levels of social conflict, marginalisation and/or urban decay. Projects developed through the programme include illumination and paving of streets, provision of recreational, community and sports facilities, rain collection and drainage systems and small parks. >


By BSHF, UK and Germany.


Housing Policy Resource.

Fair Energy Transition Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings European Public, Cooperative and Social Housing Providers Working for a Fair Energy Transition


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Fair Energy Transition Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings European Public, Cooperative and Social Housing Providers Working for a Fair Energy Transition

How ready are European social housing providers to meet the nearly-Zero Energy Challenge? BSHF was one of the partners in the EU-funded Power House Europe project to encourage the sharing of good practice in energy-saving by social housing providers throughout Europe. >


By BSHF, UK and Germany.


Housing Policy Resource.

Who Lives in the Private Rented Sector?


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Who Lives in the Private Rented Sector?

In the context of the growth of private renting in the UK, this research examines the characteristics of households living in the sector. Using statistical analysis, the research identifies key sub-sectors of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and discusses the different needs that these groups have. Understanding and responding to the diversity of households within the PRS is vital if the sector is going to meet people’s growing needs>


By BSHF, UK and Germany.


Housing Policy Resource.