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.
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 (UNESCO, UN-Habitat, UN Environment) by the fourteen international organisations and partners, including WUC: World Urban Campaign as well as WUC affiliates:
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.
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:
IFHP’s New Year’s resolution is to take the IFHP Social Cities platform to the next level.
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".
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.