Architecture’s most prestigious award has been awarded to Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton for “work that responds to climatic and ecological emergencies of our time, as well as social urgencies, particularly in the realm of urban housing.”
With homelessness on the rise and an economic crisis looming, Germany faces a reckoning.
The country's homeless are dealing with food scarcity, not to mention the absence of medical care and lack of safe places to sleep, while 40,000 of them are without a roof over their heads.
Homelessness has increased 23 percent in the UK due to unaffordable rents and a lack of government action.
Microsoft President Brad Smith announced the company was pledging $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in the region.
Thousands of Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane Maria have been struggling to find a place to live in the United States since a housing fund ended in September.
The passage of the new law fulfills a campaign pledge by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who had vowed to clamp down on house price growth and reduce high rates of homelessness before September's election.
Hong Kong has a severe shortage of land and a debate has erupted over which land to use for housing.
An Istanbul woman has just opened a restaurant. It caters to paying patrons during the day, and offers free meals to the homeless in the evening. Ayse Tukrukcu says this is just the beginning.
Homeless advocates say the tiny home project is just a start, but a longer-term solution is needed to tackle the problem.
The 17.25 square metre single dwelling, selling for a little over $50,000, may be the new solution for the UK's capital city of nearly 9 million.
In late 2016, the Rio city hall said there were 14,279 people living on the street – triple the number in 2013.
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