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Tallinn Congress Report now available!

The report of the 55th IFHP World Congress, The Impact of Housing and Planning on the Economy, is now available for IFHP Members to download. The report includes presentation texts from many of the keynotes and parallel session presenters. Original Powerpoint presentations (in pdf format) are also available for reference and/or download - all Congress documents (report and presentations) can be found here.

About the Congress:
IFHP’s 55th World Congress in Tallinn, Estonia (a 2011 European Capital of Culture) explored the connections between housing, planning, sustainability and the wider economy. Particular emphasis was placed on how housing and planning is serving, and can better serve, the aims of economic sustainability - which may or may not include growth. A broad agenda addressed issues including holistic planning efforts and partnerships, affordable housing provisions, innovative development models and energy efficient retrofit/renovation, and the impact of the economy on housing and planning. Here we looked to address the particular longer term challenges that we will encounter as a result of the current period of financial constraint and how we can prepare ourselves to emerge from it.