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World Habitat is committed to finding and sharing good practice from around the world. Through research, the World Habitat Awards and wider networks, World Habitat is in a unique position to spot innovative housing ideas and projects which are delivering positive change for people.

Below you will find a range of good practice resources and ways you can get involved.

Reports and publications

We have published over 100 housing publications and research documents which are available to download. A number are available in English, French and Spanish.

On-line searchable database of World Habitat Award winners and finalists

Each year two awards (in conjunction with UN-Habitat) are given to projects that provide practical, innovative solutions that address housing needs, with a particular focus on decent, affordable housing. More than 250 outstanding World Habitat projects have been recognised over the years, demonstrating substantial, lasting improvements in living conditions that can inspire others.

Peer Exchanges

Every year World Habitat organises a Peer Exchange to the World Habitat Award winning projects in order to support the transfer of knowledge and experience around the world. The exchanges are open to housing practitioners, researchers or policymakers with an interest in transferring ideas. Bursaries are available to enable participants from a range of countries and organisations to attend. The exchanges provide a practical, in-depth understanding of the technical, social and financial aspects of each award winner. As a result of the exchange, many of the participants adapt and transfer relevant elements of the approaches to their own housing context.

Regular blogs highlighting good practice

We regularly publish blogs highlighting examples of good practice and sharing good ideas.

Share your examples of good practice

We are always interested in hearing about examples of good practice. If you would like to share your experiences why not contact us or enter the World Habitat Awards?

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