Federation for
Housing and

Get involved at IFHP and with the housing and planning profession

IFHP Member involvement

IFHP is a member based organization. Getting involved is a great way to get more from your IFHP membership experience and to give back to the profession.

Why is member involvement so important?

That’s simple…Because members fuel our core objective: Understanding human settlement issues in a changing world! By encouraging our members to become involved in promoting our joint advocacy agenda we’ll have leverage to push through our voice in the International urban debate. So we depend on each other for advice, for knowledge, for input and a national overview of topics, partners and needs.


Membership role - There are opportunities for everyone

Getting involved is easy: You speak aloud! It doesn’t have to take up a lot of time. Define your idea, need, or trend you have spotted. Contact your Council member, the Board or staff for support or knowledge share. Your project does not have to be a conceptualized or fully financed before you pick up the phone or send the email.  Let’s explore the idea together! It is our ambition to be much better at connecting with our members, hearing and incorporating their reflections in our programme of activities.


In our Federation there are different roles and an interdependence between members, Council, Board, partners and staff to fill in. Sometimes they collide, sometimes they are up-side-down to what instantly would make sense, and sometimes expectations from all sides are not met. All is however based on trust and mutual respect.


>> Stay tuned - We invite you to explore the opportunities for next year soon on our website. You can also find out more by contacting your Council Representative in your area of interest.


The shape of next years programme

We have a number of different types of activities for 2015 and 2016. Some are based on the participation of many, some are aimed at attracting selected few. Some are by invitation only, some are for members, and some are for everyone. They are to give our members and partners an idea of what we can do together. Several of the activities are driven by members. All are flexible and new types will hopefully be developed if necessary.


>> Keep an eye on the calendar that will soon be updated with next year’s activities.