Skopje was named Europe’s most polluted capital in 2018 by the World Health Organization. Retrofitting buildings reduces the pollution and improves residents` health who regularly come down with pneumonia.
Beirut`s labyrinthine slum, Shatila, has been built over decades by people fleeing conflict and poverty. It is on prime real estate, in the middle of the city, yet is largely hidden from Lebanese society.
ShelterTech Accelerator will support Kenyan start-ups and scale-ups to produce affordable building materials. From November 2018 until May 2019 it will work on improving access to quality housing for low-income households.