Shelter is a basic human need. But millions are homeless or live in substandard buildings, and disasters add to the urgency of the housing crisis. Can innovations in design, materials or technology make a difference? What can be learned from planning and rebuilding after disaster to secure safe homes for all who need them?
 
This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, and key resources. It features commentary by housing tech company founder Anielle Guedes, international development consultant Babar Mumtaz and humanitarian NGO director Tom Corsellis.
 
It includes interviews with post-war reconstruction expert Sultan Barakat and UN-Habitat officer Omoayena Odunbaku. And it features a visual account of building back with local materials after devastating floods in Pakistan.