Much of São Paulo’s urban expansion is driven by the development of informal settlements on its periphery, which includes the catchment areas that provide important environmental services such as open space and catchments for
Ahmedabad: Those wanting to buy land along the Sabarmati riverfront will have to wait for another couple of months. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is in no mood to sell the plots on the western side of the river. AMC is in the process of preparing urban and land use plans along with creating infrastructure facilities like laying down drainage, greening area before putting it on sale.
This paper explores how urban regeneration strategies, focused on increasing the social, economic and spatial values of old industrialized areas, are being experienced in Turkey. It examines the brownfield regeneration process in five old industrial sites in one of Turkey
In 2008, the global urban population exceeded the nonrural population for the first time in history, and it is estimated that by 2050, 70% of the world population will live in urban areas, with more than half of them concentrated in Asia.
This paper describes the nationwide “slum” upgrading (Baan Mankong) programme in Thailand, which supports community organizations to find their own solutions to getting land for housing. Between 2003 and 2008, the programme supported 512 upgrading initiatives involving 1,010 communities.
This paper discusses the land struggles of the urban poor in Zimbabwe and the emerging strategies used by the alliance of the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation and its partner Dialogue on Shelter to address these struggles in the face of continued economic and political crisis.