HUD Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti and Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, present the Secretary’s Award for Public Philanthropic Partnerships to the 2016 winners at the Council’s Annual Conference on April 10, 2016.
IPI recently co-hosted a national series of World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) Pre-Session Dialogues,the first of which was held in partnership with the Atlantic Council (read more). More information on WUF7 can be found here.
Secretary Donovan travelled to Chile to identify best practices for disaster reconstruction. Learn more about the Secretary’s learning exchange here.
Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones and IPI Deputy Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Argilagos participated in the OECD Fifth Urban Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers in Marseilles, France. To learn more about the discussion held click here.
In November 2013, IPI coordinated a two-day learning exchange with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), where representatives met with various HUD program offices (including HUD’s Office of Native American Programs) to discuss Aboriginal/Native American Housing Initiatives.


Habitat III

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, scheduled to take place October 17 - 20, 2016, in Quito, Ecuador. The UN convened the first Habitat conference in 1976 in Vancouver, sparking an international dialogue on urban issues. Twenty years later, at Habitat II in Istanbul, Turkey, world leaders adopted the Habitat Agenda, a global action plan aimed at providing adequate shelter for all. The Habitat III Conference is intended to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization.


Innovation of the Day

HUD congratulates the three winning initiatives, which received the most votes in our Innovation of the Day (IOD) online balloting. IOD was designed as a way to collect and share innovative housing, community development, built environment, and urban practices. Its purpose is to crowdsource new models that can be leveraged by governments, philanthropies, nonprofits, and citizens. The IOD winners exemplify how creative solutions are being successfully applied to real-world challenges in community and economic development.

The Edge

The Edge, an online magazine, provides easily understood translations of PD&R and HUD partners' research, a message from PD&R Senior staff, and a wide range of information on housing and community development issues, regulations, and case studies.