Namibia's First Community Planning Studio: Preparing for Slum Upgrading in F ...

26 Sep 2013

  *Cross posted from the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia blog**  Students and community members share their experiences on the site analysis exercise in Freedom Square Informal Settlement in Gobabis. The...

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Namibia

Towards the Urban Poor Development Goals: Setting Milestones for a Sustainab ...

25 Sep 2013

Global discussions and serious reflections on development goal setting post-2015 have begun.  To some degree the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been able to inject socially responsible goal setting into...

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Resilience & Sustainability from the Bottom Up: Building Partnerships for Sc ...

23 Sep 2013

By Sheela Patel, Chair of the SDI Board and Co-Founder & Director, SPARC For actors and institutions concerned with the economic and social well-being of humanity, urban development is increasingly...

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Who Will Plan Africa's Cities?

20 Sep 2013

In this new paper from the African Research Institute (ARI), authors Vanessa Watson and Babatunde Agbola talk about the importance of training planning professionals who are equipped to deal with challenges...

Community Savings for Urban Change: Building a Women's Leadership for Slum U ...

19 Sep 2013

Savings groups form the basis of collective action in urban poor communities. The establishment of community savings is a core ritual of the urban poor federation building process, and the...

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Social Accountability in the Context of Urbanization

18 Sep 2013

Across the Global South, slum dweller federations are enabling partnerships for both delivery and accountability in cities. UNDP's recent paper, Reflections on Social Accountability: Catalyzing democratic governance to accelerate progress towards...

From Mumbai to the World: Building a Slum Dweller Movement

17 Sep 2013

By Jockin Arputham, President, SDI and National Slum Dwellers Federation of India (NSDF) It is sometimes hard to imagine that it is 28 years since the National Slum Dweller Federation of...

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India

SDI Announces 2012 / 13 Annual Report

11 Sep 2013

SDI is pleased to annouce our 2012/13 Annual Report, a reflection on SDI's continued growth over the past year.  This report includes an executive summary from the SDI Secretariat, a...