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Seventy-six percent invisible

Lilongwe, 5 November 2014 — Government inability to address the poor living conditions of the majority of Lilongwe's residents has left a void increasingly filled by civil society actors. Official city development strategies, however, help legitimise their work. See more.

Planned informality: the need for flexibility and foresight in urban refugee settlements

Take a flat land in the desert of Jordan near the Syrian border and place thousands of white tents and containers within the boundary. Then accommodate families to live in it — and within the timeframe of a month, if not overnight, what you have is a small city. Leaving behind the tragic reasons behind the forced exile of Syrian people to Jordan, the process above described is, in synthesis, the incredible process that UNHCR — with the help of Jordanian Government and other agencies — undertake to build the refugee camp of Za'atari. Read more.

Protección de los Cerros Orientales: garantizando la sostenibilidad en Bogotá

Bogotá, 3 septiembre 2014 — Los Cerros Orientales de Bogotá constituyen un tesoro ecológico de incalculable valor para Bogotá. Tras siglos de explotación y olvido, la creación de un marco de protección jurídica ha sido un proceso largo y complejo, que ha culminado con una reciente decisión judicial. La falta de seguridad y la reparación de los daños ecológicos siguen siendo retos pendientes. Leer más.

Self-organized communities and development practices

Delhi, 2 September 2014 — Can development practices centered on collaborative community become mainstream in Delhi? This article discusses three case studies on community-centered development work and makes a case for legitimacy at ground level through the enactment of 74th Amendment and Local Area Plans in Delhi. See more.

Sustentabilidade urbana na prática: o caso do novo Plano Diretor de São Paulo

São Paulo, 1 setembro 2014 — Com seu novo plano diretor, São Paulo hoje é um laboratório de ideias de aplicação de princípios de sustentabilidade urbana no planejamento urbano. Com o objetivo de reequilibrar a cidade, grande foco foi colocado na questão do acesso à terra urbana, suas funções e densidades ideais, os espaços públicos e sistemas modais leves. Leia mais.

Housing initiatives for workers in the growing ready-made garments sector

Dhaka, 29 July 2014 — In order to address the problem of housing for ready-made garment workers who frequently relocate to Dhaka from more suburban or rural areas, several NGOs are creating hostels and other housing initiatives to raise the quality of life for this expanding population. See more.

تأمين سكن للفقراء في القاهرة...هل هناك مخرج للأزمة؟

Cairo, 28 July 2014 — عندما نتحدث عن أزمة سكن الفقراء، فإن مشروع أشوكا الوطن العربي ساهم في حل تلك الأزمة إلى حد ما في مدينة القاهرة عن طريق استحداث منصة تمد المستفيدين بخدمات البناء والمواد السكنية والقروض الصغيرة في إطار مشروع المؤسسة -"منزل للجميع" إقرء المزيد

Tantangan pengembangan rumah susun bagi masyarakat berpenghasilan rendah

Jakarta, 27 Juli 2014 — Pemerintah Jakarta bertanggung jawab dalam penyediaan rumah susun bagi masyarakat miskin perkotaan. Tantangan utamanya adalah bagaimana menggandeng pihak developer dan pada saaat yang sama memberikan sanksi bagi mereka yang melangar. Penegakan hukum dan partisipasi aktif masyarakat dalam proses pembangunan membantu transparansi dan akuntabilitas kegiatan pembangunan. Baca lebih lanjut.

The market at the bottom of the housing pyramid

Bangalore, 25 July 2014 — Like many Indian cities, Bangalore is in dire need of new housing options to meet the needs of its working poor. With an increasing ability to pay and new financing approaches available, families residing in slums have the means to pay for better conditions, yet few alternatives exist. Ramesh Ramanathan launched an affordable housing initiative to fill this growing gap, but found many unexpected barriers along the way. See more.

Ciudad Verde: riesgos de los macro proyectos en Bogotá

Bogotá, 24 julio 2014 — Los macro proyectos se concibieron como una forma de aliviar los problemas de vivienda entre las familias con menos recursos. Las economías de escala y el marco regulatorio que facilitaba su construcción eran señalados como sus ventajas. La falta se servicios públicos y de infraestructura están plagando su implementación. Leer más.