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More of the same won’t solve housing ‘crisis’

by David Ireland

The Prime Minister was half-right yesterday when she said that building more houses every year will address th…

Our passion is to share the solutions to housing problems

by David Ireland

Changing our name and identity from Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) to World Habitat has been a …

Becoming World Habitat

by David Ireland

Red Cross, Amnesty, Médecins Sans Frontières. Hear those names and you know exactly who those organisations ar…

Who’s to blame?

by David Ireland

The Grenfell Tower disaster has laid bare the wilful demise of Social Housing. Tenancy and physical conditions…

Making sure it never happens again

by David Ireland

The three weeks since the Grenfell Tower fire have left me sure that this is the most significant moment for U…

Grenfell Tower

by David Ireland

The most important purpose of a home is to keep people safe. The events at Grenfell Tower in West London this …

Life in Africa’s biggest slum

by David Ireland

David visited Kibera in May and discovered even more about Umande Trust’s brilliant eco-sanitation proje…

Turning the tide

by David Ireland

I remember the very place and day it happened.  In 2014 I was in Los Angeles when my view of homelessness chan…

The promise of the New Urban Agenda?

by David Ireland

It was 25 years since I had visited Quito.  The last time I was a young backpacker exploring South America for…

Trying something different

by David Ireland

At the 2015 FEANTSA conference in Paris World Habitat raised the idea of a European End Street Homelessness Ca…