Posts Tagged responsible real estate

SOCAP Panel Preview: Peter Lundstedt, Familjebostäder

Getting prepped for our SOCAP11 panel “Investing in Home: The Role of Housing and the Built Environment,” I interviewed panelist Peter Lundstedt, CMO at Familjebostäder, a real estate developer and manager in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Familjebostäder owns and manages over 18,000 rental apartments in Gothenburg.  Familjebostäder’s mission is […]

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SOCAP Panel Preview: Greg Giornelli, Purpose Built Communities

Greg Giornelli is President and COO of Purpose Built Communities, a nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, GA that supports holistic community redevelopment focusing on mixed-income housing strategy, cradle-to-college education, and supportive services.   Through their Purpose Built Communities Network, they provide guidance and technical assistance to foundations, community […]

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Park Your Investment and Make Change

With daily news from Egypt focused on unrest in the country – the kind of long-term pent-up frustration that comes from entrenched social, political and economic exclusion – I was fortunate to come across the work of the Historic Cities Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for […]

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High Anxiety about Housing in China

(Based on reporting in http://news.xinhuanet.com.)  When the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visits a massive Beijing affordable housing project on Labor Day (Wansiying low-income housing project in the Chaoyang District), it means that the leadership felt the need to respond directly to frustration among workers about the grave […]

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Sustainable Cities Need Sustainable Business Models and Social Fabrics Too

With research and writing assistance from Estephani Garcia The new report from Harvard Business School* (January 22, 2011) entitled “Sustainable Cities: Oxymoron or the Shape of the Future?” As interest turns to responses to urbanization, especially in rapid growth developing countries, a number of analytical frameworks have […]

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