Federation for
Housing and

IFHP World Congress 2012

Sunday 16.09.2012 to Wednesday 19.09.2012
Gothenburg, Sweden

Inclusive Cities in a Global World

A Big Success

The IFHP 2012 World Congress has addressed inclusivity in cities from many different perspectives.

To download the Congres Publication or access the presentations, please go to this page.

Many cities throughout the world are about to embark on major urban transformation  projects. For whom and with whom are we transforming and developing our cities? How can social planners and city developers together with other bodies contribute to counteracting growing social segregation in our cities? What are the new tools available to us?

These were the main issues that were addressed at the IFHP World Congress 2012 with the theme Inclusive Cities in a Global World – sustainable urban development with a specific focus on the social dimension.
The Congress examined the interrelationship between the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. It increased our understanding of different ideas related to urban development – from the immediate environment and the city as a whole through to the global level.

On the first day, we introduced the knowledge needed to manage uncertainty and complexity with study tours and seminars in the afternoon. The second day  focused on the political visions and ambitions meeting future challenges, both by international presentations and site visits. The final day discussed the tools for tomorrow.

More information, including presentations from the keynote speeches and interviews with the keynote speakers and IFHP Council members, will be available shortly. You can also stay up to date on the latest Congress developments on Facebook.