All posts tagged "slums"

  • A Practical Guide to Designing, Planning, and Executing Citywide Slum Upgrading Programmes

    While 220 million people have been lifted out of slum conditions over the past 10 years, the number of people living in slum conditions is likely to grow by six million every year, to reach a total...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • “Pro-poor solid waste management” – Marijk Huysman, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

    Marijk Huysman bases her lecture on the importance of accessible and effective urban waste collection services for public health, environmental conditions, productivity and aesthetics of cities. Yet evidence shows that waste services are often failing poor people....

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • Kibera: Integrated Water Sanitation and Waste Management Project

    This book documents the processes, challenges and related successes of a pilot project on slum upgrading in Soweto East villages of Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi. As a post project intervention assessment report, it focuses on distilling lessons learnt...

    • Posted November 7, 2014
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  • Burundi : Profil Urbain National (French)

    Le Burundi est un petit pays sans littoral situé au centreest de l’Afrique entre le Rwanda au nord, la Tanzanie à l’est et au sud et enfin la République démocratique du Congo à l’ouest et au sud-ouest....

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Burundi : Profil Urbain De Ngozi (French)

    La commune de Ngozi est située à l’ouest de la province Ngozi au nord du Burundi.

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Burundi : Profil Urbain De Bujumbura (French)

    Bujumbura, capitale de la république du Burundi, est située à l’ouest du pays au bord du lac Tanganyika.

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Burundi : Profil Urbain De Rutana (French)

    La commune de Rutana s’étend sur une superficie de 255,31 km2, soit 13 % de la superficie de la province et 0,91 % de celle du pays. Son chef-lieu est la ville de Rutana, également chef-lieu de...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Cameroun: Profil Urbain National du Cameroun – French Language Version

    Les villes camerounaises, particulièrement les plus grandes d’entre elles, sont confrontées à de nombreuses difficultés liées à la prolifération de l’habitat spontané, à l’insalubrité, à l’enclavement de certains quartiers sous intégrés, à l’insécurité, au chômage et à...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • Cameroun: Profil Urbain de Kribi

    Petite ville côtière du Cameroun, Kribi est située à la croisée de trois importantes routes nationales (P-8, N-7 et N-17). Dotée d’une population totale de plus de 60,000 habitants et située dans un lieu privilégié, elle dispose...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • Ethiopia: National Urban Profile

    In Ethiopia, the profiling was undertaken under the leadership of national and local authorities.

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Ethiopia: Ambo Urban Profile

    In Ethiopia, the profiling was undertaken under the leadership of national and local authorities.

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Ghana: National Urban Profile

    The National Urban Profile focuses on the findings of a desk-study, interviews with key actors and a town consultation with key urban actors and institutions.

    • Posted October 5, 2014
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  • Ghana: Accra Urban Profile

    In Accra, the profiling was undertaken under the leadership of national and local authorities.

    • Posted October 5, 2014
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  • Tanzania: Bagamoyo Urban Profile

    In Tanzania, the profiling was undertaken under the principal leadership of Professor B.B.K. Majani, of the University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS), and national and local authorities.

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Niger: Profil Urbain de Mirriah

    Le profil national est la synthèse des conclusions d’un bureau d’études, d’entretiens avec les acteurs clés et d’informations communiquées par les autorités.

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • 10 things designers need to work on – Christian Werthmann, Leibniz University Hannover

    Christian Werthmann from Leibniz University, Hannover, summarizes his international experience of non-formal urbanism into ten points aimed to act as a guideline for designers intending to work in these contexts. Based on real life experiences and research...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Urban Informality – Marginal or Mainstream? – Janice Perlman, The Megacities Project

    In this lecture, Janice Perlman discusses urban informality against the background of 40 years of research in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The lecture lays particular emphasis on how the changes over this timespan have affected...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Slums – Past, Present and Future – Eugenie Birch, University of Pennsylvania

    In this lecture, Eugenie Birch draws heavily on history to illustrate the location, pace, trajectory, documentation and varied solutions of historic slum conditions in Western Europe and North America; tracking contemporary slum development in Latin America, Asia...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Positively influencing life in the slums

    Raphael Obonyo’s story is one of a dogged determination that has seen him fight all odds to be an influential youth leader. Raphael grew up in Korogocho, a sprawling urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya where he has...

    • Posted September 4, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat calls for more participation in slum upgrading plans

      Nairobi, Kenya, 29 Aug 13 – Muungano, Nguvu yetu! Workshop participants during a field trip to Kambi Moto Nairobi’s Huruma area where a participatory slum upgrading project is on-going. Photo : UN-Habitat/ Ivy Mutisya UN-Habitat has...

    • Posted September 4, 2013
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