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China is building 220 new million-dollar cities by 2025

URBANIZATION: China has chosen urbanization as its main strategy. In China, 11 million housing units are built every year, and 10–15 districts are completed every day. The country is now offering standardized turnkey city models to other countries at a loan cost of $4 billion – Ukraine next?

Approaches to affordable housing

HOUSING SUPPLY: Successful housing development relates to four instruments to produce affordable housing and reduce stigma.

Can Ukraine be rebuilt with its own efforts?

RECONSTRUCTION: During the first year of the war, the damage to Ukrainian homes is estimated at 50 billion dollars, and another 36 billion is damage to other physical infrastructure. How can one kick-start a war-ravaged industry and economy? So far it seems that the EU, the World Bank and the UN are coordinating their own donor systems independently of each other and Ukraine. But what does Norway do?

Your mortgage

LOAN: Do you know how much more expensive your mortgage has become since the first rate hike?

Between housing and home

Trondheim: Transmigrants find themselves in a vulnerable work situation. The housing options available to transmigrants include dormitories, private homes converted into collectives, tents, vans and most popularly: barracks.

The informal settlement: MUKURU

Nairobi: What role can social movements have in the struggle for better living conditions for residents of informal settlements?

Urbanization with "people plots"

Argentina: In the last century, the dream of becoming a home owner in Buenos Aires could be realized through a legal and formal type of urbanization called loteos populares, or "people's plots".

Ørestaden, Nordhavn, Amager Strandpark, Sluseholm, Lynetteholm

COPENHAGEN: Have you been so busy turning the city of the unemployed into a well-paid taxpayer town that you overlooked that those with ordinary jobs could not afford to live in the new neighborhoods?

China's urban development

CITY PLANNING: The eco-city is part of the innovation in China. From block, super block to mega block and eco block? Here we get an analysis of the years after Deng Xiaoping's "reform and openness policy".

The housing market will collapse

How long can we hold on to a social model that does not work?