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:
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.
How can the future of planning, development and scenario building in cities benefit from a fact-based insight into the well-being and social sustainability of a city? And how can these insights be applied as an integral part of urban planning, development policies, strategies, and future scenarios for cities?
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:
The IFHP would like to invite all interested Danish speakers in our network to participate in the final event of this year's Climate Ambassadors Programme, where the young Student Climate Ambassadors will present their solutions to the Mayor of the Technological and Environmental Administration of Copenhagen.
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.
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.