Essays about: "informal settlements"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 80 essays containing the words informal settlements.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Public place, female space : a proposed structure plan for Kihinani, Zanzibar which includes women in the planning process

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Hanna Axelsson; Louise Nederman; [2019]
    Keywords : urban planning; women; informal settlements; developing country; public space; Zanzibar; MFS;

    Abstract : The urban population is rapidly expanding and Africa has the fastest growing population in the world. Zanzibar Town is the urban, densely populated area in Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island state in Tanzania. During the last fifty years, the population has increased by 630% in the city. READ MORE

  5. 5. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Informal Settlements – A multiple-case study of challenges and possibilities in the favelas and informal sector of Rio de Janeiro city

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljö- och energisystem

    Author : Emma Bergman; [2019]
    Keywords : municipal solid waste management; informal settlement; favela; waste picker; recycling cooperative; environmental protection; social inclusion; Rio de Janeiro; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Today, about one billion people in the world live in informal settlements and lack access to basic services and city infrastructure. In Rio de Janeiro, approximately 1,4 million people, one fourth of the city population, live in informal settlements, in Brazil called favelas. READ MORE