Open Call for projects which support of Habitat and Housing

“Housing at the Center of the New Urban Agenda” seeks to shift the focus from simply building houses to a holistic framework for the comprehensive development of housing and habitat, based on urban planning and geared towards people and human rights, to promote sustainable urban development. At the local level, the goal is to integrate the concept of housing and habitat into National Urban, Territorial and Land Policies and strategic rationale of planned urbanization.

The objective of this Open Call is to identify, document, disseminate and exchange projects that promote adequate housing and habitat as the drivers of sustainable urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean, within the framework of the New Urban Agenda.

The Urban Housing Practitioners Hub is a regional knowledge management platform focused on practices addressing housing and sustainable urban development and for the first time has an open call entitled: Inspiring Practices Open-Call: Housing at the Centre of the New Urban Agenda.

 The objective of this Open Call is to identify, document, disseminate and exchange projects that promote adequate housing and habitat as the drivers of sustainable urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean, within the framework of the New Urban Agenda.


The open-call is any organization from the public, private, academic and civil society sector, as well as multilateral organisms. Individual applications can also be submitted supported by partners from the mentioned sectors.

The selected practices will be recognized regionally as inspiring in promoting the “Housing at the Centre of the New Urban Agenda” concept and receive a scholarship to participate in the debates, exhibition and publication of the III Latin America and Caribbean Forum on Housing and Habitat in the Dominican Republic, June 2018. In addition, they will be part of the UHPH’s database.

Register your practice, project, entrepreneurship or bill that promotes housing and habitat at: https://uhph.org/opencall-uhph-en/ until February 1st, 2018.

The selected practices will be recognized regionally as inspiring in promoting the “Housing at the Centre of the New Urban Agenda” concept and receive a scholarship to participate in the debates, exhibition and publication of the III Latin America and Caribbean Forum on Housing and Habitat in the Dominican Republic, June 2018. In addition, they will be part of the UHPH’s database.

 

Job Opportunity: Heritage Officer – Bermuda

The Government of Bermuda

The Cabinet Office

Department of Human Resources

 Ministry of Home Affairs

 

HERITAGE OFFICER

Planning

PS 33-35      $104,607 – $112,165 (=US$ Equivalent)

Job Number:             DHR01410 (320039)

The Heritage Officer works under the direction of the Senior Planning Officer (Forward Planning) and is accountable for the development, management and implementation of plans, policies and legislation to protect Bermuda’s historic environment, including conducting research, consulting with the public and resolving objections to draft plans in accordance with development and local plans, planning legislation and policy.  The post-holder is accountable for making appropriate recommendations to the Development Applications Board and its Committee regarding planning applications affecting the historic environment.  In addition, the post-holder is accountable for administering the World Heritage Site Committee and Historic Building Advisory Committee, as well as historic building programmes such as the interest-free loan scheme.

The post holder must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Design, Geography, Environmental Studies or a related discipline and must also hold membership in a professional planning institute such as the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Canadian Institute of Planners, the American Institute of Certified Planners or equivalent historic preservation, architectural or engineering professional institute. The post requires a minimum of three years of relevant post-professional planning institute membership experience in an urban planning and/or conservation/preservation position managing the historic built environment.

This post is offered on a three year contract. Qualified persons wishing to be considered for the post may apply online at www.govtcareers.gov.bm by the specified closing date of 20th December 2017.