Essays about: "informal settlements"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 82 essays containing the words informal settlements.

  1. 1. Translating Climate Change Adaptation to Local Context and Practice:The case of floods and landslides in Rwanda

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Natalie Martinsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Rwanda; climate change adaptation; floods; landslides; translation theory; Law and Political Science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The purpose of conducting this study was to analyze how forced expropriations and the demolitions of informal settlements could fall under the umbrella of “climate change adaptation” measures. Using an actor-network lens and translation theory, these translations are systematically broken down between three distinct levels: global discourse, national discourse, and implementation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bracing for the inevitable: An exploratory multi-case study of local climate change adaptation plans

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Mariana De La Luz Sanchez Vargas; [2020]
    Keywords : Climate change adaptation; adaptive planning; resilience; local government; intersectionality; equity; justice; fairness; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Vulnerability to climate change and the capacity to adapt to it are the result of intersecting power structures, system dynamics, and social identity markers otherwise known as intersectionality; and thus, differ greatly between contexts. However, despite the stark contextual differences between small and metropolitan cities, and lower and higher income countries, the policy and study of climate change adaptive planning has often focused on capital cities and technocratic solutions as a default blueprint for adaptation processes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rolihlahla Village: Bottom-up process for the rehabilitation of human settlements in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

    Author : Jean Pierre Araujo Linhares; [2020]
    Keywords : urban design; sustainability; human settlements; design; architecture; rehabilitation; South Africa; vulnerability; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : Are our cities prepared for the growing and rapid urbanization expected for the coming years? How do the new social, economic and environmental challenges affect the urban context, specifically informal settlements? How can we rethink sustainable urban design in vulnerable areas? To tackle these questions, this study will have a closer look at Port Elizabeth, a coastal city in South Africa, to understand its relevance and challenges. By landing at a specific informal Project Summary settlement, this degree project will reflect on how collaboration is a crucial element for urban design and how it is essential when working with complex communities. READ MORE

  4. 4. The right to the city in post-apartheid South Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo’s struggle for land, housing and dignity

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Simon Johansson; [2019-10-01]
    Keywords : Abahlali baseMjondolo; the right to the city; citizenship; collective memory; dignity;

    Abstract : Fifty percent of the world’s population live in cities today, but predictions of the sustained urbanization trend estimates that this number will increase to seventy percent by 2050. Meanwhile, the consequences of the urban divide and the demarcations between people in the increasingly fragmented societies could be demonstrated in the case of South Africa. READ MORE

  5. 5. Practices for co-productive planning modes: Urban development in Cape Town : A case study based on the implementation of a design and building development incubator

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Idil Warsame; [2019]
    Keywords : Co-production; spatial planning; housing; urban development; informal settlements; small-scale; local communities;

    Abstract : Together with a steadily increasing urban population, South Africa and the city of Cape Town is facing continuously expanding informal settlements and communities with no access to basic human services or adequate housing. There’s an urgent need to design, plan and implement alternative and creative approaches to help stimulate an equal, inclusive and sustainable urban development and strategic spatial planning. READ MORE