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  • Government officials, private sector leaders and civil society experts applaud inclusion of housing in global goals and call for improved housing policies

    Hong Kong, 4 September 2015 – Today marks the closing of the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Hong Kong, Delhi and Manila, with more than 1,000 delegates collectively applauding the inclusion of decent housing for all in the Sustainable Development Goals to be ratified later this month. Delegates also called for informed housing policies to ensure that decent, sustainable and affordable housing is globally accessible. “Housing is at the center of every aspect of life…. Continue reading

     
  • 超過1,000名專家齊集三國以解決亞太區貧窮住屋問題

    第五屆亞太區房屋論壇今日於香港、新德里及馬尼拉展開 2015年9月2日, 香港訊 –由於世界人口不斷膨脹並遷移到擁擠的城市,超過1,000多名來自整個亞太地區的專家齊集一堂,共同解決貧窮住屋問題。第五屆亞太房屋論壇今天正式展開,此會議首次在多個國家同時舉行:包括香港的主要活動,以及印度新德里和菲律賓馬尼拉的一系列活動。 仁人家園亞太區副總裁 Rick Hathaway 表示:「人口城市化已成為亞太地區一個不可阻擋的趨勢,此論壇以『共建力量』為主題,展示來自此區域的最佳方案及現時採用的方法,去應對貧窮住屋問題。」 出席會議的專家來自研究可負擔房屋的領域,包括:決策者、商人、發展商、學者及社區人士,香港啟動活動晚宴更邀請到臥虎藏龍2武打影星陳鈺芸出席。 9月2 – 4日於香港舉行的論壇包括以下著名講者: Stanley Chan, Senior Vice President of Operations, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation, Hong Kong Daniel Lam, Managing Director, Urban Renewal Authority, Hong Kong John Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific, Urban Land Institute, Hong Kong Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit, Director, International Housing Finance Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA Matthias Helble, Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan Rajesh Krishnan, Founder and CEO, Brick Eagle,… Continue reading

     
  • More than 1,000 experts gather in three locations to tackle poverty housing in the Asia-Pacific region

    5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum begins today in Hong Kong, Delhi and Manila Hong Kong, 2 September 2015 – As the world’s booming population continues to migrate into overcrowded cities, more than 1,000 experts from across the Asia-Pacific region have gathered to address the issue of poverty housing. Meeting for the first time in multiple locations simultaneously, the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum started today with the main event in Hong Kong and satellite events in Delhi, India,… Continue reading

     
  • Solution to slums in sight through secure tenure

    Manila, 26 August 2015 – In the Asia-Pacific region, an estimated 120,000 more people flock into its cities every day, creating a demand for more than 20,000 new dwellings a day. Many people arrive without the resources for adequate shelter and end up living in slums. An estimated 500 million people in the region live in these informal settlements. Housing, while affordable, is not safe, healthy or stable. “Addressing security of tenure is critical to… Continue reading

     
  • Nepal earthquake rebuilding agency chief to speak at Hong Kong forum

    Manila, 19 August 2015 – The newly appointed head of Nepal’s reconstruction agency will deliver the keynote address at the opening plenary at the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Hong Kong. Prof. Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel was recently appointed CEO of the National Reconstruction Authority to lead the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Nepal, following this year’s devastating earthquakes. He is also Vice Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, which oversees Nepal’s development plans. Focusing on… Continue reading

     
  • Promotional rate available for Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course in Hong Kong

    Manila, 30 July 2015 – A promotional rate for the Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course is currently available. Designed as a special collaboration between the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Habitat for Humanity, the course will take place on 1 and 2 September 2015 in Hong Kong. The course precedes the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum taking place from 2 to 4 September. “Thanks to generous sponsors, we are able to… Continue reading

     
  • Stars of urban development to tackle poverty housing at regional Hong Kong forum

    Manila, 30 July 2015 – A distinguished who’s who from the fields of urban development and housing will gather from around the globe to meet in Hong Kong from 1 to 4 September 2015. There they will speak to delegates, activists and policy makers, aiming to tackle the issue of poverty housing in the region at the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum. Prestigious names that will be speaking at the event this year include: Ted Tozer… Continue reading

     
  • Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course to run prior to Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

    Manila, 7 July 2015 – The unique Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course, key for financial service providers wanting to offer innovative housing finance solutions to low-income clients in Asia-Pacific, will take place in Hong Kong on 1 and 2 September 2015. Designed as a special collaboration between the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Habitat for Humanity, the one-and-a-half-day course will run immediately prior to the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum. “The… Continue reading

     
  • Leaders to meet in four countries for upcoming Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

    Manila, 17 June 2015 – The leading event for advocating affordable housing solutions and decent shelter for low-income families will expand to take place simultaneously in four countries in the Asia-Pacific region this year. Organized by Habitat for Humanity, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is a biennial conference that gathers together major actors engaged in developing and delivering sustainable solutions for poverty housing issues. Under the theme ‘Building Impact’, the forum expects to engage over 2,000… Continue reading