Federation for
Housing and

IFHP National Chapters

Our network of National Chapters continues to grow

The purpose of National Chapters


  • A national member-based organisation including a membership of IFHP
  • Promoting national knowledge and expertise internationally and vice versa 
  • Co-creating additional activities nationally, feeding input and expertise into the international agenda
  • Providing to the Council one representative from the National Chapter


IFHP currently has three National Chapters

  • COFHUAT – in France. The creation of Cofhuat in 1947 connects to the post war challenges reconstructing houses and factories, bearing evident resemblance to the social motivation for establishing IFHP in 1913. New relations and the diversity of point of view was the key of a new deal in urban questions. Cofhuat gathered members, and has had to adapt its object to new urban problems and recruit new personalities and corporate members.
  • SFHP – in Finland. SFHP Suomi-Finland Housing and Planning Association was established in 1991 to prepare and organize an international IFHP congress; The Helsinki Congress in 1993. SFHP's founders were the Housing Board, Housing Reform Association, Housing Foundation, the Finnish Housing Association and Finnish Housing. The Association's purpose is to promote a high quality of urban design, construction and housing policy, as well as activities of Finnish IFHP members in the field of national and international activities
  • TCPA - Founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in 1899 to promote the idea of the Garden City, the TCPA is Britain's oldest charity concerned with planning, housing and the environment. The Town and Country Planning Association campaigns for the reform of the UK’s planning system to make it more responsive to people’s needs and aspirations and to promote sustainable development. The TCPA occupies a unique position, overlapping with those involved in the development industry, the environmental movement and those concerned with social justice. 
  • BOBY- Norwegian BOBY is IFHP's sister organisation in Norway. They are a party independent organisation engaged and interested in social planning, striving to be a source of inspiration and guidance for the Norwegian planning community. The organisation is nationwide and has approximately 750 members, including planners, politicians, developers, residents and others interested in community planning.


Does your organisation wish to become an IFHP National Chapter?


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