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Resources

Welcome to Co-operative Housing International’s resources section. In this section you will find up-to-date information from around the world. We aim to give housing co-ops tools and resources required for their work and to keep you informed on issues affecting housing.

If you have a resource to share please email info@chi.coop.
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City in a City

This video by CityLab tells the story of Co-op City, the world’s largest housing cooperative in the Bronx, New York. Co-op City is a limited equity co-op, owned and governed by its … Read More

Sustainability United States of America
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Towards the Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments prepared a report showcasing how cities and regions are fostering alternative housing policies to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. With increased urbanization, local regional … Read More

Advocacy Global
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How Can Housing Co-operatives Contribute to Reducing Climate Change?

This paper brings some new insights to the significant role that the housing cooperatives can play in energy-efficiency in housing, aiming to fill the existent gap in the literature in this field. Paper written for the Enhr Conference in Toulouse July 2011 by Enkeleda Kadriu and Dr Gabriele Wendorf

Sustainability Germany
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Climate-Proofing Social Housing Landscapes

Climate-Proofing Social Housing Landscapes, a project run by Groundwork London in the UK in partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, aims to demonstrate how to prepare and adapt in … Read More

Sustainability United Kingdom
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HSB Sweden – Living Lab

  The HSB Living Lab is a research project taking place in a specially built residential building for students, located on the Chalmers campus in Gothenburg, Sweden. The students and researchers are trying different products, materials … Read More

Sustainability Sweden
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LILAC – Mutual Home Ownership Community in Leeds, England

LILAC, a housing co-op located in Leeds, England is a good case study not only of a different model of co-op housing as well as sustainable technology and practices. David Rodgers, former … Read More

Sustainability United Kingdom
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Sustainable Forest Management: Best Practice Sweden

HSB Trädgården Housing Cooperative in Luleå, Sweden Located just two kilometres from central Luleå in the northern part of Sweden, a tenant-owned housing cooperative is under construction. Great care has been taken … Read More

Sustainability Sweden
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Sustainable Forest Management: Best Practice Canada

Canada has approximately 400 million hectares of forest land and almost 94 % of this is publicly owned and managed by the government on behalf of Canadians. The forests are managed under … Read More

Sustainability Canada
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Sustainable Forest Management: Best Practice Germany

Sustainable Forest Management and the use of sustainable wood products in residential buildings in the German market This report focuses on the experiences and practical application of timber and other forest products … Read More

Sustainability Germany
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