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About IFHP

The International Federation for Housing and Planning is a worldwide network of professionals representing the broad field of housing and planning. The federation organizes a wide range of activities across the globe creating opportunities for an international exchange of knowledge and experience.


IFHP believes such efforts are the best way to create positive change in urban environments towards an improved quality of life.


As IFHP member you become involved in this communication platform and network, where IFHP promotes mutual learning and inspiration and generates new ideas amongst professionals in order to equip you to find the best local solutions to the global challenges facing housing and planning today.


IFHP is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its current President is Jens Kramer Mikkelsen.


Flyers and documents

>> About IFHP in English

>> IFHP postcard

>> IFHP Urban Lab flyer 

>> IFHP governance and history

>> Council worldmap 2015

>> Membership worldmap 2015



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IFHP video presentations

English Presentation
French Presentation
Spanish Presentation
Mandarin Presentation


History of IFHP

IFHP was founded in 1913 by the architect Ewart Culpin under the presidency of Ebenezer Howard, who is known for his publication “Garden Cities of Tomorrow” (1898). This publication became the basis for the Garden City movement period in city planning.


If you are interested in learning more about the history of IFHP, You can purchase: “A hundred years at the global spearhead. The Centenary of IFHP 1913-2013” by Graham Allan, English Council representatives of IFHP.


NOTICE: It is available as a gift for all new members of IFHP.


>> Become a member and receive a complimentary copy.