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11.-13. September 2011
IFHP’s 55th World Congress (The Impact of Housing & Planning on the Economy, 11-14 Sept. 2011) was held this year in Tallinn, Estonia - a 2011 European Capital of Culture. The Congress explored the embedded synergies between housing, planning, sustainability and the wider economy.
11. September 2011
The 1st Meeting of the new IFHP Council was held on 11 September 2011 from 10 am - 12 noon. Agenda and meeting notes can be found in the governance section of the Member's Area. All IFHP Members are invited to attend Council Meetings as observers. 
8.-20. August 2011
The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (YTK) at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology hosted the sixteenth edition of the YTK/IFHP Summer School in Finland. YTK started this programme in 1995 under the auspices of the IFHP. The course was organised in cooperation with the cities of Helsinki, Turku and Jyväskylä. The Director of the Summer School is Professor Panu Lehtovuori from Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn. 
22.-25. May 2011
This four-day conference attracted more than 250 researchers and professionals from a staggering 55 countries. Absolutely inspirational was the motivation of all present to break down the traditional disciplinary silos of planning and water management – and try to put them back together again in an integrated manner, recognizing that we can get much better outcomes as a result.
4.-17. November 2010
The 54th IFHP World Congress in Porto Alegre, Brazil, hosted by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), was a great success, both in terms of content and professional and social contact.
28.-29. May 2010
Together with local authorities, IFHP organised a professional visit to Lausanne, Switzerland from the 28th to the 29th of May. Participants visited and learned about five exemplary projects of broad interest to professionals in planning, sustainable urban development and housing. The visit was accompanied by local experts from the city to ensure an optimal transfer of useful knowledge.
16.-18. May 2010
The Conference on Urban Policy was a 2-day conference that explored the political and practical aspects of urban policy in Europe and North Africa. The aim of the conference was not only to encourage the exchange of experiences in finding effective and innovative solutions to common urban problems, but also to encourage the establishment and strengthening of bilateral relations between cities on both sides of the Mediterranean. The focus on urban policy was meant, broadly, to look at the improvement of the physical urban environment and the improvement of quality of life/reduction of urban
18.-20. October 2009
From 18 until 20 October 2009, the Housing and Urban Settlements Working Party came together for the 6th time. This year, the event took place in Bucharest, Romania. Over the period of three days, a group of eight people from Bucharest and eight visitors from other countries discussed the impact of the “credit crunch” and innovative solutions to boost or maintain housing supply in the currently adverse economic climate.

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