Slum Dwellers

Slum Dwellers
With outposts in three informal settlements, Access Afya is a new model for delivering health services close to where people live and work.
Justus Wanzala November 16, 2017
A push for 100 ‘smart’ cities is neglecting needs for basic services and putting India’s poorest at risk of eviction, a report says.
Patralekha Chatterjee August 21, 2017
How savings cooperatives are breaking a vicious cycle of debt.
Connor Macdonald March 30, 2017

Government-backed demolitions of waterfront shantytowns in Lagos have more than 300,000 residents at risk of eviction, PRI reports.

December 20, 2016
ANALYSIS | Spatial thinking does not have a high profile in the Habitat III strategy. That’s concerning.
December 13, 2016
Good urban planning can’t happen without a better understanding of informal settlements, advocates say.
Brendon Bosworth October 20, 2016
Community groups want to show next month’s conference that answers begin at the bottom, not at the top.
Gregory Scruggs September 15, 2016
For the African National Congress, the ruling party that came to power in 1994 after the fall of apartheid, informal settlements have been a continuous problem, one compounded by the rapid influx of people to urban areas in search of better opportunities.
Brendon Bosworth June 14, 2016

The innovative Baan Mankong program empowers residents to make decisions about housing and infrastructure, The City Fix reports. 

June 2, 2016

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is compensating 2,000 residents forced to move due to a major infrastructure project, the Lusaka Times reports. 

May 19, 2016
The New Urban Agenda will need to factor collaborative development into the design of its implementing strategies, while ensuring that adequate investment is made in organizing communities for effective participation.
Ariana K. Macpherson May 16, 2016
The New Urban Agenda must also bolster research and data-collection in slums, said delegates at formal talks in South Africa.
Brendon Bosworth April 12, 2016

The three winners of this year’s awards help the poor in England and Puerto Rico obtain affordable housing and avoid displacement.

March 4, 2016
A key regional meeting ahead of Habitat III resulted in a forward-looking declaration and a landmark document outlining a shared regional stance.
Ben Ezeamalu February 29, 2016
Informal settlements are likely to receive key focus in the Habitat III process.
February 16, 2016
Unlike many other developing cities, Durban's leaders view providing fresh water, showers and clean toilets to informal settlements as a moral responsibility.
Keith Schneider February 12, 2016

Politicians in Ghana seem more preoccupied with staying in power than bringing meaningful change to slum dwellers, the Africa Research Institute says. 

February 8, 2016
A comprehensive approach to upgrading slums needs to be seen as a way to foster equitable development. Habitat III can help bring about this recognition.
Judith A. Hermanson January 18, 2016

Safety-net services such as career and nutrition counseling are just as critical as infrastructure for the urban poor, according to the World Bank. 

November 25, 2015
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