‘Translating Housing: Berlin-Belfast- Innovative Housing Provision: Precedents and Proposals’ edited by Dougal Sheridan is due to be launched on Tuesday 19th August at Belfast City Hall, as part of the programme of events scheduled for the Forum for Alternative Belfast Summer School 2014
The Translating Housing research project aims to inform alternative approaches to housing provision in Northern Irish urban environments, in particular Belfast. This research project was conducted at the University of Ulster with the support and collaboration of the Department for Social Development (DSD), Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA), Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE), Forum for an Alternative Belfast (FAB), the Strategic Investment Board (SIB), and Smartmove NI.
It presents research and analysis through a series of case studies of diverse and innovative approaches to housing typologies, financing, and development models, which have emerged uniquely in Berlin. And it considers if, how, and in what form, these typologies could be interpreted in the Belfast context, particularly in relation to creating and maintaining inclusive, sustainable, and civil urban society.
For more information, see the Translating Housing Book Launch promotional flyer.