Slum Upgrading

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

The information could help neighborhood leaders advocate for more services and upgrades in poor areas, reports. 

September 29, 2015
As Rio invests for the Olympics, only some of the city’s upgrades are built to last.
Julie Ruvolo August 21, 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
Lesson one: Listen to the residents.
Shruti Shiva February 27, 2015

The Vietnam Urban Upgrading Project improved sanitation, infrastructure and flood protection in 200 impoverished sections of four cities, according to the World Bank.

January 8, 2015

A Beijing-based design studio has created an easy way to upgrade housing in slums without demolishing it, The Pop-Up City reports. 

November 24, 2014

A digital map of a forgotten Nairobi slum has placed the neighborhood on the map for municipal services, the Sustainable Cities Collective reports. 

August 15, 2014

Vietnam’s capital legalizes unauthorized structures in an effort to integrate migrants and connect them to city services, the Guardian Cities reports. 

August 14, 2014

A socially conscious business founded by idealistic Australians empowers Indian entrepreneurs to market solar lamps to slum dwellers, according to the United Nations. 

July 18, 2014

Efforts designed to improve life in Rio’s favelas may force longtime residents to flee as housing becomes more expensive, the Guardian reports. 

July 1, 2014
In fast-growing cities of the developing world, naming streets is just one step in improving city services. The World Bank’s Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic explains.
Christopher Swope February 11, 2014
Ghana is on a national quest to name all of its city streets. It's an exercise that rapidly urbanizing cities across the developing world can learn from.
Anny Osabutey February 10, 2014
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