Housing, beyond four walls and a roof, should ensure security of tenure; adequate space; protection against the elements; reliable services; and affordability (OHCHR). Nevertheless, many Europeans live in precarious conditions: they may be homeless or living in slums, while many more live in neighborhoods that are characterised by overcrowding and/or poor quality housing. As these precarious conditions take place most often in urban areas, it is crucial for cities to adapt their policies and deliveries to ensure proper housing for all.
To end homelessness through innovative housing solutions at city level is the main driver from the Action Planning network. It is not about managing...
The ALT/BAU Transfer Network focuses on alternative strategies in central and historic districts of European cities to activate unused and decaying...
Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) and URBACT are joining forces on housing!
What is homelessness, why is it growing and how innovative housing solutions are bringing it to an end. Homeless people are increasing in all...
Find out why (and how) to share urban good practices!
The URBACT Programme Experts share their thoughts and expectations.
Culture and Heritage are key topics for URBACT cities: from renovations of historic buildings to new management methods.