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Housing in Europe:
Time to Evict the Crisis
The seventh edition of the World Urban Forum (WUF) will be held in Medellin, Colombia from 5 to 11 April. This event is organized every two years by UN-HABITAT in order to examine one of the most urgent issues faced by humanity: the accelerated urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies. This time the main theme of the Forum will be "Urban Equity in Development-Cities for Life". Alongside with the WUF, and taking advantage of the presence of many...
Date published: 02-13-2014



Property prices are rising swiftly. The Bank of England may intervene

Date published: 04-24-2014
The Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, is now the largest owner of single-family rental homes in the country. In one day alone, Blackstone bought up 1,400 houses in Atlanta. And as private equity firms gobble up huge swaths of the housing market, they are partnering with big banks to bundle the mortgages on these rental homes into a new financial product known as "rental-backed securities," reminiscent of the "mortgage-backed securities" that helped cause the last financial crisis....

Date published: 04-24-2014
Economist Thomas Piketty's message is bleak: the gap between rich and poor threatens to destroy us

Date published: 04-24-2014
* To download the Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City, click here. ...

Date published: 04-17-2014
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