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1 G l o b a l H o u s i n g S t r a t eg y PLACING HOUSING AT THE CENTER The GLOBAL HOUSING STRATEGY” promotes a paradigm shift to achieve adequate shelter for all by placing housing at the center of our thinking, policy and the city Urban Lunch-Time A call for a Paradigm Shift in Policy

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11  64 million vacant housing units in China  18.4 million vacant housing units in the USA  3 million vacant housing units in the Egypt  1.5 million vacant housing units in the Spain  3.3 million vacant flats in Maharashtra India  0.7 million vacant housing units in the Mexico city (Figures taken from websites - not verified or backed by the United Nations) Ghost Towns  0.85 million vacant housing units in the UK

12 Ghost Towns Supply does not meet demand 0ver 120 million Vacant Housing Units globally 500 million People could be properly housed 863 million People today Live in Slums YET

13 in To build 200,000 housing units per year Output Based Strategy X XX To 200,000 per yearhousehouseholds XXXXXXX X Results Based Strategy Housing Strategy

14 in To 200,000 per yearhousehouseholds Results Based Strategy Housing Strategy

15  Economic meltdown 1 - Commodification of housing - home ownership 2 – Limited access to affordable Housing finance  Social exclusion 3 - Urban segregation (Ghettos and Gated Communities)  Environmental degradation 4 - Urban sprawl and environmental pressures 5 - Proliferation of Slums and informal settlements Why do we need it? The Global Housing Strategy

16 Goals To achieve the Habitat Agenda Pillar of “adequate shelter for all” by Proposing a paradigm shift in Housing Contribute to MDG Target 7D on Slums: “Improving the living conditions of 100 million slum dwellers by 2020” The Global Housing Strategy PLACING HOUSING AT THE CENTRE

17 The Global Housing Strategy PLACING HOUSING AT THE CENTRE

18 Who will be involved  Central and Local Authorities  Academia  Civil Society  Private Sector  Development Partners Development Habitat Agenda Partnerships in National Habitat Committees: The Global Housing Strategy

19  Aims to develop National and City Housing Strategies.  A National Housing Strategy is a participatory process to guide polices, planning, and programming of housing, and slum upgrading and prevention interventions.  National and city Housing Strategies are inseparable from inclusive urban planning and management process The Global Housing Strategy

20 What Guides Us The Global Housing Strategy National and Local Urbanisation Prerequisites National and Local Urbanisation Prerequisites Sustainable Housing Components Sustainable Housing Components Housing Governance, Management Housing Governance, Management National Urban Policy National Legislation Urban Economy Urban Planning Local Legislation Local Economic Development Local Economic Development Land Basic Urban Services Finance Design Materials & Components Building Technologies Tenure Types Management & Maintenance Governance Housing Demand Lessons Learned Housing and Slum Upgrading and Prevention Framework The Housing Box

21 Sustainable Housing Affordable Housing (finance) Planning and Housing Urban Economy and Housing Urban Economy and Housing Housing Tenure Types Gender, Indigenous Youth Groups Gender, Indigenous Youth Groups Slum Upgrading Global Housing Strategy to the Year 2025 Global Housing Strategy to the Year 2025 Cross Cutting issues:  Housing Rights  Environment  Gender  Youth Gender and housing Youth and housing Youth and housing Housing Rights Housing Rights Environ ment Cross issues cutting Cross issues cutting Cross issues cutting Thematic Clusters

22 The approach The approach to the GHS will include:  Exchange of experiences  Applied evidence-based research  Effectiveness at scale  Efficiency through partnerships  National and local capacity development The Global Housing Strategy

23 Analysis of Information Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach/sharing on social/professional media Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach/sharing on social/professional media Applied Research Responses to Challenges Responses Challenges Information Exchange Information Management Knowledge Management Partnership of key actors in National Habitat Committees:  Central  Local Authorities,  Academia,  Civil Society,  Private Sector,  Development Partners Theme GHS GHS Approach

24 Global Housing Strategy to the Year 2025 Global Housing Strategy to the Year 2025 Analysis of Information Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Applied Research Responses to Challenge Solutions and Responses Issues Questions Exchange of Experiences Information Gathering Information Management Knowledge Management Partnerships: National Habitat Committees Sustainable Housing Analysis of Information Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Applied Research Responses to Challenge Solutions and Responses Issues Questions Exchange of Experiences Information Gathering Information Management Knowledge Management Partnerships: National Habitat Committees Slum Upgrading Analysis of Information Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Applied Research Response to Challenge Solutions and Responses Issues Questions Exchange of Experiences Information Gathering Information Management Knowledge Management Partnerships: National Habitat Committees Affordable Housing Analysis of Information Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Applied Research Responses to Challenge Solutions and Responses Issues Questions Exchange of Experiences Information Gathering Information Management Knowledge Management Partnerships: National Habitat Committees Planning & Housing Analysis of Information Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Applied Research Responses to challenges Solutions and Responses Issues Questions Exchange of Experiences Information Gathering Information Management Knowledge Management Partnerships: National Habitat Committees Housing Tenure Types Analysis of Information Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Applied Research Responses to Challenge Solutions and Responses Issues Questions Exchange of Experiences Information Gathering Information Management Knowledge Management Partnerships: National Habitat Committees Housing & Urban cxonomy Analysis of Information Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Crowd Sourcing Mass outreach and sharing on social/professional media Applied Research Responses to Challenge Solutions and Responses Issues Questions Exchange of Experiences Information Gathering Information Management Knowledge Management Partnerships: National Habitat Committees Gender Indigenous Youth Gropus Cross Cutting issues:  Housing Rights  Environment  Gender  Youth GHS Approach

25 Sustainable Housing Affordable Housing (finance) Planning and Housing Urban Economy and Housing Urban Economy and Housing Housing Tenure Types Gender, Indigenous Youth Groups Gender, Indigenous Youth Groups Slum Upgrading Global Housing Strategy to the Year 2025 Global Housing Strategy to the Year 2025 Cross Cutting issues:  Housing Rights  Environment  Gender  Youth Gender and housing Youth and housing Youth and housing Housing Rights Housing Rights Environ ment Cross issues cutting Cross issues cutting Cross issues cutting Thematic Clusters Slum Upgrading The Case of Slum

26 Slum Upgrading The Global Housing Strategy National and Local Urbanisation Prerequisites National and Local Urbanisation Prerequisites Sustainable Housing Components Sustainable Housing Components Housing Governance, Management Housing Governance, Management National Urban Policy National Legislation Urban Economy Urban Planning Local Legislation Local Economic Development Local Economic Development Land Basic Urban Services Finance Design Materials & Components Building Technologies Tenure Types Management & Maintenance Governance Housing Demand Lessons Learned Housing and Slum Upgrading and Prevention Framework Land Basic Services Building Technologies Tenure Types Design Local Legislation Slum Definitions: 5 Deprivations 3 – Security of tenure 5 – Crowdedness 1 – Access to water 2 – Access to Sanitation 4 – adequate housing Resourcs & Finance Building Materials Urban Planning National Urban Policy National Legislation Urban Economy Local Economic Development Local Economic Development Management & Maintenance Governance

27 The Global Housing Strategy Subsidizing Housing  Dependency on subsidies  Lack of dignity  No return on subsidies Lost Funding Investing In economy, Income generation, and jobs  Citizen Empowerment to access: o housing, o education, o health, etc.. Revolving Investment in Economy  Minimize only for affordability  Target only the most vulnerable Economic Investment vs. Housing Subsidies Reduced Lost Funding  Return on investments  Reducing Dependency  Dignity

28 Media Strategy  Popular and professional outreach  Participatory advocacy  Professional and Key Habitat Agenda Partners inputs  Political buy in  Partnerships with Habitat Agenda Partners The Global Housing Strategy

29 Networking by boosting Website Membership GHS has members on the Urban Gateway

30 Over 90 Professional Groups on Linked IN Outreaching to over 600,000 Professionals Popular and professional outreach

31 Professional and Key partners inputs GHS LinkedIn Group members

32 Professional dialogues on LinkedIn

33 HOUSING CRITERIA

34  Locate housing within urban areas not isolated in remote “dormitory cities”  Include housing in mixed urban use areas,  Improve mobility by introducing a rich variety of urban uses,  Promote cultural viability and street life. CRITERIA Urban Planning and Design

35  Housing development creates jobs and stimulates the economy (production of building materials, construction industry)  Include housing with mixed uses to generate new jobs & income generating opportunities,  Encourage the private sector to invest in housing in mixed use area, CRITERIA Economic opportunities

36  Introduce urban agriculture for job creation, food production and security, improved environmental qualities  Share land value to introduce solutions to finance and cross subsidize housing CRITERIA Economic opportunities

37  Address social mobility through improved tenure security of housing units  Encouraging social interaction of different income groups – not ghettos and gated communities,  Ensure that housing proposals are gender responsive. CRITERIA Social integration

38  Achieve neighborhood environmental sustainability,  Improve microclimate through green architecture and planning approaches  Improve microclimate through vegetation preferably productive urban agriculture as well as urban elements/furniture. CRITERIA Environmental improvement

39  Produce housing through partnerships will all key actors including central and local government, private sector, civil society, professionals and academia.  Encourage corporate social responsibility to subsidize housing for vulnerable groups CRITERIA Governance and partnership

40  Introduce academic social responsibility whereby students, recent graduates and academia provide policy advice and technical assistance to local and central authorities and those involved in housing for low income groups. CRITERIA Governance and partnership

41 International Competition Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing

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43 Who is Eligible to compete The Competition is open to:  University students (graduate and undergraduate)  Recent graduates (graduated after December 31 st, 2010)  Ideally a multi-disciplinary team with backgrounds in urban planning, architecture, social sciences, economists, urban agriculturalists, etc… Global Housing Strategy Competition

44 Partnership for development Competition Teams communicate with: Institutions Local and central authorities Owner or manager of the housing stock Ministry of Housing Municipality Housing Companies Academia Think tank and research Research Best practice Industry and the private sector Urban economic development Economic revitalisation Job creation Funding mechanisms Solution development Civil Society/ renters association Watchdog organizations Owners associations Rights groups Partner TypeRoleExamples/outputs

45 Time Line PREPAR- ATION COMPETITION National Jury International Jury Regional Jury FEB MAR APR MAY-AUG JAN SEP NOV DEC OCT National AnalysisHousing AnalysisUrban Analysis EVALUATION Announce ment Detailed ProgrammeBest PracticesChallenges Innovative and sustainable solutions to address challenges Concepts and Policy Implications Further Research World Urban Forum Prize Awards Problem Research Proposals Jury work Design Jury selection Mobilizing

46 Academia4Professional2NGOs1Institutions2 Total9 Jury structure and composition Academia9 Professional3 NGOs2 Institutions1 Total15 Regional Jury (total of 6) Academia6 Professional3 NGOs3 Institutions5 Total17 International Jury (1) National Jury ( 1 per country)

47 Competition Prize When Mid April 2014 DuringWorld Urban Forum WhereMedellin, Colombia 1 st Prize Regional Award to participate in designing a building in the City of Medellin, Colombia 1 st Prize Regional Internships for the First winner in each of 6 regions

48 International Competition Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing

49 Expected Outcomes ( Re)positioning housing within the global contemporary debate Critical outcomes include contributing to:  Rights-based, Gender-responsive, Results-based National Strategies  Inclusive cities: access to adequate housing  Paradigm shift: housing as part of Urban Planning,  Systemic reforms promoted for improved quality of life;  Linkages of housing with other parts of the economy strengthened;  Sustainable building and neighbourhood designs and technologies promoted The Global Housing Strategy

50 When will it happen The Global Housing Strategy

51 Tack så mycket Thank you G l o b a l H o u s i n g S t r a t eg y PLACING HOUSING AT THE CENTER The GLOBAL HOUSING STRATEGY” promotes a paradigm shift to achieve adequate shelter for all by placing housing at the center of our thinking, policy and the city


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