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The poor link between housing and health

Housing and health

The 3P’s: Poverty, Poor Housing and Health In recent years, environmental health science has broadened the scope of its inquiries, expanding its investigations beyond the effects of single pollutants on individuals to incorporate the entire panorama of external factors that may affect people’s health. Consideration of the health impacts of the built environment—the human-modified places where we live, work, play, ...

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The dangers of living in slums

Dangers of living in slums

The dangers of living in slums are innumerable. If left unchecked, it poses an extended risk to the rest of the society. Poverty has long been associated with the rural masses in developing countries, which have rightly been the targets of development and food assistance programs. With the growth of cities, poverty is increasingly becoming visible among city dwellers to ...

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Most home owners to pay less property tax next year

Most home owners to pay less property tax next year

SINGAPORE: Most home owners here will pay less property tax next year compared to the amount paid this year, said the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) on Monday (Nov 30). Owners of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats will see tax savings of 9 to 24 per cent, while more than 80 per cent of private home owners with ...

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Only 500 homes built under Auckland Housing Accord

New Zealand – Only 500 houses have been built in Auckland’s special housing areas, despite the Auckland Housing Accord staying ahead of its consents target. The Auckland Council said that since the Auckland Housing Accord was launched two years ago, 1226 dwellings in special housing areas (SHAs) have received building consents and 500 are complete. But Auckland Mayor Len Brown ...

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Top 5 safest countries in 2015

safest countries in 2015

This article talks about the Topmost safest countries in 2015, and yes! Nigeria couldn’t have made this list There was a time when terrorism was alien to Nigeria, but these days terrorism is now a civil service job. A recent report even suggests that Nigeria has the deadliest terrorist attacks in the world. In view of the recent terrorist attacks ...

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Pope Francis presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi

Pope Francis presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi

Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi’s northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society’s most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital. Francis has frequently insisted on the need for the three “Ls”, land, labor and lodging and on Friday he’s expected to focus on housing as a critical issue facing ...

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Wealthiest home buyers look to U.S., UK, Switzerland, says study

offshore investment

AN increasing number of the world’s wealthiest people are buying non-traditional homes outside of where they usually live and the vast majority own two or more homes, new research shows. Ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWs) are classed as those with assets above US$30 million and are discerning about what they buy, says the research report from Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International ...

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Property industry welcomes new British development tax

UK property

The British property industry has welcomed a government review of one of the country’s biggest bugbears in the planning system. According to the Property Federation (BPF) the re-look at the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a development tax, which is used to fund local infrastructure, is long overdue. The organisation, which is supportive of CIL in principle, has long advocated a ...

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