Action without borders

General Objective
Contribute to affordable housing worldwide as part of sustainable human settlements, seeking the quantitative and qualitative improvement of habitat of poverty sectors, both urban and rural, and collaborating to the overcoming of economic exclusions and inequalities, both social and cultural.
Specific Objectives
To act all around the world towards poverty sectors, by collaborating in the policies, programmes and initiatives, offering technical assistance and knowledge for the improvement of housing with Neighbourhood Plan tool.
Triennials activities
Create an Actions Without Borders global observatory and publish a theoretical and technical manual. Contribute to informing and training architects in this area. Organize international awards, competitions, workshops and seminars for students and young architects.


Rafael Balanzó - Spain

Rafael de Balanzó is architect, Urban designer and professor in the Urban Studies Department, Queens College, CUNY.  He has lead new academic programs on Resilient & sustainable Cities in the School of Design and Engineering of the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. He is a Senior Consultant in Sustainability and Urban Resilience for different Institutions as Architecture Sans Frontières International, City Council of Barcelona in Spain, among others.