Posts Tagged: slums

Diary from Mumbai: Part I

By: Ariana K MacPherson **Cross-posted from the SDI blog** Mumbai has a constant buzz. That is the best way to put it. The city is always moving, coming and going in all directions And full of light. I arrived in

Diary from Mumbai: Part I

By: Ariana K MacPherson **Cross-posted from the SDI blog** Mumbai has a constant buzz. That is the best way to put it. The city is always moving, coming and going in all directions And full of light. I arrived in

Crossing Borders: The Power of an Exchange

*Cross posted from SDI blog* Espina stands. She tells us that she is positive – that she tells women in her community she is not ashamed, and that because she takes care of herself, she does not look sick, “Do

Crossing Borders: The Power of an Exchange

*Cross posted from SDI blog* Espina stands. She tells us that she is positive – that she tells women in her community she is not ashamed, and that because she takes care of herself, she does not look sick, “Do

An Update from the Field: Cape Town & Namibia

As some of you may know, I have had the wonderful opportunity to take up work at the Secretariat of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), “a network of community-based organizations of the urban poor in 33 countries in Africa, Asia, and

An Update from the Field: Cape Town & Namibia

As some of you may know, I have had the wonderful opportunity to take up work at the Secretariat of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), “a network of community-based organizations of the urban poor in 33 countries in Africa, Asia, and

Quote: On Slums

I have been working over the past few weeks on a report for short term consulting job that analyzes slum upgrading policies across Asia (hence my hiatus from blogging).  As I sifted through past research projects I came across this

Quote: On Slums

I have been working over the past few weeks on a report for short term consulting job that analyzes slum upgrading policies across Asia (hence my hiatus from blogging).  As I sifted through past research projects I came across this

On Informality

Taguig City, Manila, Philippines I must apologize for my recent absence from posting. Luckily, it is due only to good things. As others have mentioned, the past month or so has been consumed with graduating from NYU Wagner’s Master of

On Informality

Taguig City, Manila, Philippines I must apologize for my recent absence from posting. Luckily, it is due only to good things. As others have mentioned, the past month or so has been consumed with graduating from NYU Wagner’s Master of

Housing Lessons for India from Hernando De Soto and Singapore

How to upgrade slums and provide public housing in megacities is still an unsolved puzzle, yet a few key theories have emerged.  I just came across an opinion piece where Sanjeev Sanyal compares two divergent models for slum upgrading: Peruvian

Housing Lessons for India from Hernando De Soto and Singapore

How to upgrade slums and provide public housing in megacities is still an unsolved puzzle, yet a few key theories have emerged.  I just came across an opinion piece where Sanjeev Sanyal compares two divergent models for slum upgrading: Peruvian

UNEP Map: Slum Population of Africa

Usually Asia and not Africa comes to mind when we hear about rapid urbanization.  UN-HABITAT however, warns that over the next 40 years Africa’s urban population will triple. With this trend in mind the results of Riccardo Pravettoni’s map below

UNEP Map: Slum Population of Africa

Usually Asia and not Africa comes to mind when we hear about rapid urbanization.  UN-HABITAT however, warns that over the next 40 years Africa’s urban population will triple. With this trend in mind the results of Riccardo Pravettoni’s map below