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 of 889 million by 2020. It is necessary to equip cities and their practitioners with the tools and capacities to anticipate and control urban growth and city officials will require knowledge, skills and methodologies that will allow them not only to upgrade existing slums but also prevent the appearance of new ones.

“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. She argues that long before the concept of green growth was embraced as an urban development trend, informal waste workers have made a significant economic and environmental contribution to urban centers and also provides a source of income for millions of people worldwide.

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 and best practices with a view of informing future strategies and policy decisions on slum upgrading interventions for similar urban settlements in any part of the world.

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. Il couvre une superficie de 27 834 km2. Essentiellement rural, le pays vit de l’agriculture. Le Burundi est l’un des pays les plus pauvres de l’Afrique Sub-saharienne avec un revenu par habitant de 109 US$ en 2006.

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 la montée du grand banditisme. Au rythme actuel d’urbanisation (5% de croissance en moyenne annuelle), près de 60 % de la population camerounaise vivront dans les villes à l’horizon de 2015. 

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 donc d’atouts important au niveau économique tel le tourisme et l’existence d’un port maritime bien positionné.

Ethiopia: National Urban Profile

In Ethiopia, the profiling was undertaken under the leadership of national and local authorities. This initiative has been carried out locally in Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa and Ambo, as well as nationally. The Ethiopia National Profile focuses on the findings of a desk-study, interviews with key actors, and country-wide consultations with key urban actors and institutions.