International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP)

Fédération internationale pour l'habitation, l'urbanisme et l'aménagement des territoires (FIHUAT)
Federación Internacional de Vivienda y Urbanismo (FIVU)
Internationaler Verband für Wohnungswesen, Städtebau und Raumordnung (IVWSR)

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Founded 1913, London (UK), as International Garden Cities and Town Planning Association -- Fédération internationale des cités-jardins et de l'urbanisme. Became, 1926, International Federation for Housing and Town Planning (IFHP) -- Fédération internationale de l'habitation et de l'urbanisme -- Internationaler Verband für Wohnungswesen und Städtebau. Present name adopted 1958. Moved from The Hague (Netherlands) to Copenhagen (Denmark), 2013. Registered in accordance with Danish law.


As a worldwide network of professional institutions and individuals active in the broad fields of housing, urban development and planning: interact with people who make cities better; seek to understand and act on the most dominant urban challenges of our time.

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Events/meetings; training/education; guidance/assistance/consulting.


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Danish, Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status): working with these organizations on human settlement questions.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 34 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Housing, Tenants
  • Management
    • Planning

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



Last News Received

19. Mar 2019
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