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The machines dispense potable water at a fraction of the cost available elsewhere, Design Indaba reports.
A “Marshall Plan” designed to add 50,000 rent-controlled homes to Mali’s capital won’t help the city’s neediest residents, UrbanAfrica.net reports.
The competition spearheaded by UNICEF aims to spark new methods of improving health or aiding disaster-rescue efforts.
Census data show that Dhaka alone has more than a million slum dwellers, BDNews24.com reports.
An “Idea Bank” would give Johannesburg’s poor a place to “deposit” business concepts in search of mentoring and funding, UrbanAfrica.net reports.
A solar-powered public toilet block in a Mumbai suburb could be a model for similar facilities elsewhere in India that cannot afford electricity, Urb.im reports.
On World Habitat Day, the United Nations issued a call to include slum dwellers in city planning.
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.
Urban renewal projects in Africa won’t erase the poverty and slums that define most of the continent’s cities, Mail & Guardian Africa reports.
As urbanization and sea-level rise consume agricultural land, healthy food options are increasingly inaccessible to slum dwellers, Devex reports.
The squatters who resided in an abandoned skyscraper in Caracas created an organized community, the Boston Globe reports.
David co-founded a business that turns toilets into an entrepreneurial opportunity in Nairobi.
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.