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The information could help neighborhood leaders advocate for more services and upgrades in poor areas, UrbanAfrica.net reports.
The Vietnam Urban Upgrading Project improved sanitation, infrastructure and flood protection in 200 impoverished sections of four cities, according to the World Bank.
A Beijing-based design studio has created an easy way to upgrade housing in slums without demolishing it, The Pop-Up City reports.
A digital map of a forgotten Nairobi slum has placed the neighborhood on the map for municipal services, the Sustainable Cities Collective reports.
Vietnam’s capital legalizes unauthorized structures in an effort to integrate migrants and connect them to city services, the Guardian Cities reports.
A socially conscious business founded by idealistic Australians empowers Indian entrepreneurs to market solar lamps to slum dwellers, according to the United Nations.
Efforts designed to improve life in Rio’s favelas may force longtime residents to flee as housing becomes more expensive, the Guardian reports.