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    We are a global network of people passionate about making "Better cities for all". We work with our community to address urban challenges and opportunities, and to provide new perspectives and ideas for the cities of tomorrow. 

     
  • Social sustainability in practice was the headline, when on April 11th, 70 participants met in Aalborg, Denmark’s 4th largest ci

    ABOUT IFHP

    We are a global network of people passionate about making "Better cities for all". We work with our community to address urban challenges and opportunities, and to provide new perspectives and ideas for the cities of tomorrow. 

     
  • Social Cities is a new IFHP flagship programme. The programme will strengthen social sustainability is on our cities by introducing new tools to measure, design and implement solutions in collaboration with politicians, corporations and citizens.

    ABOUT IFHP

    We are a global network of people passionate about making "Better cities for all". We work with our community to address urban challenges and opportunities, and to provide new perspectives and ideas for the cities of tomorrow. 

     
  • Changes in housing configurations are a growing challenge for cities, and is top of mind for the European Residential Product Co

    ABOUT IFHP

    We are a global network of people passionate about making "Better cities for all". We work with our community to address urban challenges and opportunities, and to provide new perspectives and ideas for the cities of tomorrow. 

     
  • IFHP President, Jens Kramer-Mikkelsen and IFHP Knowledge Regitze Marianne Hess are recently back from North America, where they

    ABOUT IFHP

    We are a global network of people passionate about making "Better cities for all". We work with our community to address urban challenges and opportunities, and to provide new perspectives and ideas for the cities of tomorrow. 

     
    Jens Kramer Mikkelsen speaking of his experience building The Copenhagen Model
  • On Thursday, January 24th, the IFHP revealed its first results from applying the Social Cities Index on a selected Da

    ABOUT IFHP

    We are a global network of people passionate about making "Better cities for all". We work with our community to address urban challenges and opportunities, and to provide new perspectives and ideas for the cities of tomorrow. 

     
    Participants from civil society organisations, academia, private ventures, and public organisations.took place in roundtable discussions

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The IFHP World Summit will be held this year 9-12 October in Copenhagen. More information will follow shortly. In connection with the World Summit, the Ordinary Council Meeting will be held. In accordance with the IFHP Articles of Association No. 13, the IFHP President would like to announce the 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting and call the Council to convene in Copenhagen on Wednesday 9 October 2019 from 8 to 10 am. The Ordinary Council Meeting will take place at:

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The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) is pleased to announce that Ms. Nina von Lachmann Steensen has assumed the role as Head of Secretariat in June 2019. Expressing his contentment, IFHP CEO Morten Nielsen welcomed Ms. Nina Steensen in her new role:

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Changes in housing configurations are a growing challenge for cities, and is top of mind for the European Residential Product Council at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), who at their recent convening in Copenhagen, hosted by Rambøll, sourced input from the Copenhagen context. Here Director: International Affairs at IFHP, Regitze Hess shared thoughts on housing adaptability, availability and affordability as essential to “Housing for All” and an ongoing concern for IFHP.

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As part of the workshop Urban Workshop: Learning from the Nordic Experience, held at the Confederation of Danish Industry on May 27th, 2019, IFHP Director of International Affairs, Regitze Marianne Hess, participated as one of five panel speakers invited to provide their input to the headline “Revitalize your city”. Other panellists included:

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How do we engage younger generations in the effort towards climate change adaptation? The International Federation for Housing & Planning (IFHP) had the pleasure on May 9th 2019, to act as facilitator and jury member, when the Copenhagen Municipality led "Climate Ambassador Programme" held a workshop for approximately 25 young Climate Ambassadors.

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Social sustainability in practice was the headline, when on April 11th, 70 participants met in Aalborg, Denmark’s 4th largest city (140.000 inhabitants). Participants, representing city departments, private social organizations and housing entrepreneurs, discussed how cities can provide the basis for a good life for all citizens, including socially marginalized and other vulnerable people.  

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IFHP first reported on the Design Declaration back in November 2017, when it had just been signed on 24 October 2017 in Montréal, in the presence of three UN agencies (UNESCOUN-HabitatUN Environment) by the fourteen international organisations and partners, including WUC: World Urban Campaign as well as WUC affiliates: 

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Ms. Kate Henderson – Chief Executive of England’s National Housing Federation – appointed Deputy President of International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP)   The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) is pleased to announce that Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, will assume the role of Deputy President of the Board.   Kate Henderson said:  

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Hello 2019.   IFHP’s New Year’s resolution is to take the IFHP Social Cities platform to the next level. 

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Jens Kramer Mikkelsen speaking of his experience building The Copenhagen Model
IFHP President, Jens Kramer-Mikkelsen and IFHP Knowledge Regitze Marianne Hess are recently back from North America, where they participated in the workshop on "Financing the Inclusive City".  

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After an unanimously positive vote at the IFHP Council Meeting Friday, September 21st, IFHP is pleased to announce Mr. Jens Kramer Mikkelsen as its newly elected President in replacement of outgoing President Mr. Flemming Borreskov.   "It is an honour and privilege to be able to contribute to IFHP in bringing its vision of better, greener and inclusive cities to life."  says Jens Kramer Mikkelsen.  

World Cities Summit 2018

8.-12. July 2018
Join us as global leaders and experts converge in Singapore from 8 – 12 July 2018 to address sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships during the 2018 edition of the WCS.

Hamilton Urban Open Innovation Lab

13.-14. September 2018
The Hamilton Urban Open Innovation Lab is a 2-day workshop where Canadian and Nordic stakeholders meet to exchange knowledge and find solutions to Hamilton’s challenges with meeting the demand for affordable and sustainable housing. The event is part of Nordic Innovation’s Nordic Sustainable Cities Programme.

IFHP Annual Council Meeting 2018

21. September 2018
In accordance with the IFHP Articles of Association No. 13, the IFHP President would like to call the Council to convene in Copenhagen on 21st September 2018 from 1-4pm   The Ordinary Council Meeting will take place at: Ramboll
Hannemanns Allé 53,
2300-Copenhagen S
Denmark In conjunction with the convening of the Ordinary Council Meeting on 21st September 2018, herewith the call for notification of candidates to the Board as well as nomination for President.

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Participants from civil society organisations, academia, private ventures, and public organisations.took place in roundtable discussions
On Thursday, January 24th, the IFHP revealed its first results from applying the Social Cities Index on a selected Danish municipality. This took place at the conference “Measuring what matters”, where city leaders, statisticians, architects, and urbanists - representing a variety of Danish municipalities - met to share preliminary experiences with the Social Cities Index. The case from the Danish municipality formed round table discussions during the day.

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This blogpost is summary of Anette Galskjøt’s report Social Sustainability in Cities – Concept and Opportunities from February 2018. It presents some of the research behind our new Social Cities programme and its market potentials.

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Social Cities is a new IFHP flagship programme. The programme will strengthen social sustainability is on our cities by introducing new tools to measure, design and implement solutions in collaboration with politicians, corporations and citizens.

2019 IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland

5.-16. August 2019
We are pleased to announce that the 25th IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland, the oldest ongoing summer school in the field of urban planning, will be held 5–16 August 2019.  
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