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20150822_woc460.png (PNG Image, 580 × 742 pixels) The health problems associated with poor housing and home conditions, inadequate water supplies and sanitation. AUHF 2015 - Home. Google. Population Pyramid of AFRICA in 2015. Centre for Affordable Housing Finance Africa. Explore 20th Century London. Families and households got smaller throughout the 20th century.

Explore 20th Century London

Women in the late 19th century gave birth, on average, to 4.6 children during their lifetime. Having ten or more children was not uncommon. By the 1950s the average had fallen to 2.19 children per woman and by the end of the century London's 'fertility rate' was 1.76 children per woman. London's 'crude birth rate', a measure of population growth, also fell dramatically over the century. By the end of the century, London's birth rate was 14.8 live births for every 1,000 people, nearly half the 26.3 that it had been at the start. Shrinking family sizes was partly a consequence of the changing status of women. Contraception was another factor. Smaller families, higher divorce rates and more choices for women also meant smaller households, more people living alone, more single parents and more variation in what constitutes a 'family'.

Overall, 20th century Londoners were more likely to rent their homes than buy them. Poverty Facts and Stats. This figure is based on purchasing power parity (PPP), which basically suggests that prices of goods in countries tend to equate under floating exchange rates and therefore people would be able to purchase the same quantity of goods in any country for a given sum of money.

Poverty Facts and Stats

That is, the notion that a dollar should buy the same amount in all countries. Hence if a poor person in a poor country living on a dollar a day moved to the U.S. with no changes to their income, they would still be living on a dollar a day. Economic issues (44%) biggest problems facing NZ; Housing shortage/ Housing affordability at record high 14% in June – highest in Auckland (21%) and young New Zealanders (18%)

In New Zealand, a cross-section of 1,000 men and women aged 14 or over were interviewed by telephone in June 2015.

Economic issues (44%) biggest problems facing NZ; Housing shortage/ Housing affordability at record high 14% in June – highest in Auckland (21%) and young New Zealanders (18%)

Homelessness statistics. Homelessness Australia currently uses statistics from the ABS Census of Housing and Population and the AIHW Specialist Homeless Services data collection for their statistics.

Homelessness statistics

The ABS Census is conducted every five years, with the most recent release being for 2011. World Population Growth. Britain’s housing crisis is a human disaster. Here are 10 ways to solve it. “Every day I cry,” says an activist on a stall in Stratford, east London, that is shared by housing campaign Focus E15 and the Revolutionary Communist Group.

Britain’s housing crisis is a human disaster. Here are 10 ways to solve it

“How many thousands of people are suffering?” Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has said that problems with housing are the “biggest risk” to the UK economy. Review of the impact of housing and health-related infrastructure on Indigenous health « Reviews « Physical environment « Determinants. Last update: 2008 Peer review: No Introduction The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines environmental health as encompassing those elements of human health that are influenced by physical, chemical, biological, social and psychological factors in the environment.

Review of the impact of housing and health-related infrastructure on Indigenous health « Reviews « Physical environment « Determinants

It also refers to the theory and processes of analysing, managing and preventing those elements in the environment that have the potential to negatively affect the health of present and future generations . This review, which focuses on the role of housing and health-related essential infrastructure and their relevance to the health status of Indigenous peoples in Australia, should be considered in conjunction with the sections providing information on social, cultural and economic aspects. Singapore, Shanghai, Mexico City: Underground cities, skyscraper. Mexico City has strict building regulations and not a lot of space so they’ve designed a skyscraper that goes underground.

Singapore, Shanghai, Mexico City: Underground cities, skyscraper

Picture: BNKR Arquitectura Source: Supplied THE population may be getting bigger but there’s only so much room for us to live on Earth. To combat the problems associated with over crowding, space and climate change many cities are looking at radical new ideas underground. With 80 per cent of the world’s population expected to live in cities by the end of the century, urban planners have been faced with the worry of where to put them all.

Changing face of public housing demographic leading to overcrowding, lack of supply in Melbourne. Posted A growing number of large families seeking three and four bedroom public housing properties in Melbourne is putting a massive strain on the system, with a lack of appropriate housing being developed to service the change in demographic.

Changing face of public housing demographic leading to overcrowding, lack of supply in Melbourne

The majority of Melbourne's public housing was built between 1950 and 1970 and was designed for the "working poor" and usually "nuclear families". Today, the wait list for three and four bedroom properties is greater than the wait for one and two bedroom properties. Families with five or more children are being squeezed into properties originally built for single people or nuclear families. Overcrowded houses. Overcrowding is a major problem Overcrowding is a common problem in Aboriginal communities and camps.

Overcrowded houses

Houses and tin sheds in Alice Springs’ town camp are home to 10 people on average, sometimes to 17 people [1,2], in Mowanjum, an Aboriginal community in Western Australia, about 350 people share 42 houses, most of which have only three bedrooms [3]. Families in Western Australia’s Roebourne community have to share one shower and bathroom with up to 12 people and sometimes up to four generations. Shipping container skyscrapers aim to solve overcrowding in India. A Spanish architecture firm has proposed a solution to overcrowding in Mumbai's Dharavi​ slums, one of the largest and most crowded ghettos in the world.

Shipping container skyscrapers aim to solve overcrowding in India

The building materials may be familiar; we've seen shipping container houses before, so the natural progression would be a whole skyscraper of the boxes. The 'Containscraper' is two shipping container towers designed by Spanish architecture firm CRG. They say: "The irregular shape of the site gives us total freedom to design. " If built, one structure would tower 400 metres over Mumbai and the adjacent tower would be 200 metres high. Dela-Cruz-2014-review-on-phytoremediation-with-indoor-plants-2. How-Living-Green-Walls-Improve-Air-Quality. National Affordable Housing Agreement.

The National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) aims to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing that contributes to social and economic participation. The NAHA is an agreement by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) that commenced on 1 January 2009, initiating a whole-of government approach in tackling the problem of housing affordability. The new agreement is central to achieving service delivery improvements and allowing COAG to pursue economic and social reforms to underpin growth, prosperity and social cohesion into the future. The NAHA provides $6.2 billion of housing assistance to low and middle income Australians in the first five years. This agreement replaces the 2003 Commonwealth State Housing Agreement.

The National Affordable Housing Agreement is supported by the National Partnership Agreements including the: For further information on the National Partnership Agreements visit the following websites: 30 Eco-Chic Houses Made of 10 Types of Recycled Materials. Waste materials that are reclaimed for new structures can be as simple as a bunch of stacked tires or a boat that’s no longer seaworthy, or as complex as old stone bricks re-sculpted to look like new. They can be roughly cobbled together into rustic cabins, or masterfully incorporated into stunning modern residences along with new materials.

Contribute to more compact cities < Contribute to better cities: Lafarge. The EcoTipping Points Project. Long famous for its cathedral, university, and cuckoo clocks, Freiburg is now also famous as a “Green City.” It excels in the areas of transportation, energy, waste management, and land conservation, and has created a green economy that perpetuates even more environmental progress. Photo: Courtesy Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik u. In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb. In 2008, the substantially updated town center of Plessis-Robinson, a suburb of Paris, was named “the best urban neighborhood built in the last 25 years” by the European Architecture Foundation. A composite of six connected districts ranging in size from 5.6 to 59 acres, the revitalization comprises public buildings, retail, market-rate and subsidized affordable housing, parks, schools, gardens, sports facilities, and a hospital.

Construction was begun in 1990 and took a decade to complete. From the beginning, the concept was to develop a highly walkable environment, while using locally sourced materials as much as possible, and preserving wetland habitat. The town as a whole now contains seven parks and gardens amounting to over 120 acres of protected green space. Displaced by London's Olympics. In the winter of 2003, before the Olympic bid was won, the London Development Agency (LDA) held a meeting for the residents of the Clays Lane estate and said: "We've got plans for this area, and we're going to demolish this estate whatever happens. " We didn't have much media attention on our relocation. I don't know why. My feeling is that people were so wrapped up in the Olympics that they felt hostile towards the people who were in the way.

The group that was most successful [in their protests] was the allotments – they made quite an impact. It was quite a surprise for the LDA to find that the most troublesome people were a bunch of gardeners. This is about regenerating east London, but not for the people who live there now. Clays Lane had a higher level of employment than most estates. Overcrowding up 43% in London's social housing sector. WHAT WE DO - The Healthy Living Practices (HLPs) - Healthabitat. Safety and the Nine Healthy Living practices At the heart of the Housing for Health method are the Healthy Living Practices (HLPs).

Home dampness, current allergic diseases, and respiratory infections among young adults. + Author Affiliations. VCOSS%20DND%20Final%2028_6.pdf. Shelter and water, lacking and unsafe, A world of inequality, Global change, SOSE: Geography Year 8, ACT. In this chapter: 928 million people live in slums throughout the world, with the majority of them being from urban areas in poor countries Slums have severely inadequate housing conditions, are often dangerous and without proper sanitation 460 million people suffer from serious shortages of water and over 1.2 billion people still do not have access to safe drinking water 80 percent of all sickness and disease throughout the world is related to water.

Home. Bmjcred00018-0017. Hong Kong 2. Housing and Health: Time Again for Public Health Action. Mother speaks out about unsanitary living conditions. Stair old. Working and Living Conditions - The Industrial Revolution. The health problems associated with poor housing and home conditions, inadequate water supplies and sanitation. Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids. TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that poorer housing is tied to higher rates of asthma attacks among kids. In a new study, researchers led by Dr. No. 004: Do housing conditions impact on health inequalities between Australia's rich and poor? - AHURI. Habitat For Humanity Australia. Australia's guide to designing, building and living in environmentally sustainable homes.

Homelessness - Australian Red Cross. Everyone deserves a safe and secure home Red Cross believes that housing is a basic human need that supports a person's inclusion in society and supports their physical, psychological, economic and social wellbeing. How Red Cross helps Red Cross is preventing people from becoming homeless as well as supporting people who are homeless to access and maintain housing by providing programs and services. Red Cross seeks to persuade decision makers and opinion leaders to address the causes of homelessness so that improved systems support people to remain housed. History of smart and sustainable housing. Inadequate and Unhealthy Housing, 2007 and 2009. Livable_Housing_Design_Guidelines_Web1. How Inflation Affects Your Cost of Living. If you think your dollars aren’t stretching as far at the grocery store, you’re not imagining things. The U.S.

Department of Agriculture expects food prices to rise 2.5% to 3.5% over 2013's prices, with several categories, including beef, fruit, dairy and eggs hit even harder. Housing assistance in Australia 2015. 3 House design and health. The healthy home. Mould Fact Sheet. 09-178sr.pdf. 4704.0 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2008. DownloadAsset. France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels. China's eco-cities: Sustainable urban living in Tianjin. Freiburg, Germany: is this the greenest city in the world? High-rise towers to remain in Prahran public housing estate. Urban water and waste. Mega Cities. Living buildings for tomorrow’s cities. Moscow’s Solution for Overcrowding? Expand the Capital. Is there a housing bubble that’s about to burst in Australia? Housing density difference.

Australians for Affordable Housing Housing Stressed. Public housing in Australia. Housing stress and the mental health and wellbeing of families. Architecture of Density Michael Wolf lead. Chapter 26. Changing the Physical and Social Environment. Housing and Health. 2049.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Estimating homelessness, 2011. Housing affordability - AHURI. Living space: housing solutions for developing nations.