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
Finding a path to land tenure in a country with few protections for the urban poor.
AZM Anas November 13, 2015

The machines dispense potable water at a fraction of the cost available elsewhere, Design Indaba reports. 

September 17, 2015
As Rio invests for the Olympics, only some of the city’s upgrades are built to last.
Julie Ruvolo August 21, 2015

A “Marshall Plan” designed to add 50,000 rent-controlled homes to Mali’s capital won’t help the city’s neediest residents, reports. 

August 11, 2015
An upgrading program in a notorious Nairobi slum has taken more than a decade, but is helping to change Africa's conversation about how to handle informal urban neighborhoods.
Gregory Scruggs August 7, 2015

The competition spearheaded by UNICEF aims to spark new methods of improving health or aiding disaster-rescue efforts. 

July 23, 2015

Census data show that Dhaka alone has more than a million slum dwellers, reports.

July 2, 2015

An “Idea Bank” would give Johannesburg’s poor a place to “deposit” business concepts in search of mentoring and funding, reports. 

May 25, 2015

A solar-powered public toilet block in a Mumbai suburb could be a model for similar facilities elsewhere in India that cannot afford electricity, reports. 

April 23, 2015
Lesson one: Listen to the residents.
Shruti Shiva February 27, 2015
Child clubs are forming in cities across India to identify young leaders who can speak up for the needs of children.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 5, 2015

On World Habitat Day, the United Nations issued a call to include slum dwellers in city planning.

October 9, 2014

Migrants steeped in nomadic tradition say they’d rather live in tents on the edge of Ulaanbaatar than in the city’s congested core, the Guardian Cities reports. 

September 9, 2014

Urban renewal projects in Africa won’t erase the poverty and slums that define most of the continent’s cities, Mail & Guardian Africa reports.

August 26, 2014

As urbanization and sea-level rise consume agricultural land, healthy food options are increasingly inaccessible to slum dwellers, Devex reports.

August 12, 2014

The squatters who resided in an abandoned skyscraper in Caracas created an organized community, the Boston Globe reports. 

August 4, 2014

David co-founded a business that turns toilets into an entrepreneurial opportunity in Nairobi. 

May 29, 2014

As the global community crafts sustainable development goals for 2015, it should not overlook the role of data in empowering the urban poor, an IIED official says.

May 14, 2014
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