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Posted: 2013-03-08
Blog - Less is more: rediscovering housing possibilities in time of crisis Less is more was a slogan created by the German architect Mies van der Rohe to indicate a formal minimalism that comes through subtraction in a creative process of continuous search for simplicity. This means minimizing the unnecessary to find, using creativity and modern technology, the essential.
Posted: 2013-03-06
Blog - The 2nd Urbego Workshop took place in the days before IFHP’s Housing conference in Den Haag. Under the theme “I Wish This Was – Common Scenarios for Transvaal”, 23 young professionals from 10+ countries met up, for in 3 days to come up with approaches to how Transvaal could be transformed into an area known for something good in Den Haag. But how is it actually possible to come up with anything substantial in such a short time, with none of us knowing anything about the area before?
Posted: 2013-02-28
Blog - Transvaal-Noord: a working-class hero is something to be
Posted: 2013-02-27
Blog - Within the framework of the IFHP Housing Conference 2013 in The Hague, Urbego, Staedion and The Hague Municipality organize a four day workshop on a housing case study.
11th-14th February 2013
Posted: 2013-02-26
Event - April 22-26, 2013:
Before the International Symposium “Garden Cities, an ideal to be pursued”, Urbego and the IAU île-de-France are organizing a 4-days workshop on the theme of garden cities.
Posted: 2013-01-29
Blog - In the year 2013, more than half of the world’s population will live in cities. According to the United Nations, that part will increase to no less than 70% in 2050. Cities will accommodate 90% of the world’s population growth, account for 50% of global CO2 emissions and consume 70% of energy resources. That confronts us with a fair number of problems. How will new residents be accommodated? Where and how will they live? How will they move around, and where to? What energy will they use? And what about their food?
Posted: 2013-01-09
Blog - Emerging in a changing city  The idea of the Camping 2013 came up with a simple observation : Marseille is expecting millions of visitors as European Capital of Culture in 2013[1], but you cannot find any camping at less than 30 km from the city. The city counts a lot of underused spaces though, in particular in its former industrial areas.
Posted: 2012-09-03
Event - 14 February 2013
The Housing Challenge – Quantity AND Quality. Rediscovering Housing Possibilities: Could less be more?The Housing Challenge – Quantity AND Quality. Rediscovering Housing Possibilities: Could less be more?
Posted: 2012-08-24
Blog - 9th August- 18th August 2012
Posted: 2012-07-17
Blog - Housing is a right not a privilege.  But basic, reasonable, affordable housing of whatever tenure is increasingly seen as “the gold standard”.  Well it is in the UK. Waiting lists for social housing are growing with alarming speed.  And at the same time that successive British Government since the 1980’s have not only allowed but promoted social housing sales to tenants with massively overgenerous financial discounts.  New housing development has stalled.

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