The higher pace of demographic ageing and the noncommunicable diseases that come with it call for new management approaches.
Smoke alarms are used extensively in formal buildings around the world to alert occupants to impending fires, but until recently they’ve not been used informal dwellings.
Local government and humanitarian actors are faced with tough choices of prioritising, managing and balancing resources, locations and constituencies.
Study presents a model that can be scaled to improve learning outcomes and transition rates for young people living in urban informal settlements.
The plight of the urban poor affected by COVID-19 highlights the need to to reaffirm that adequate housing, water supply and sanitation are basic human rights.
In South Africa and India, research has found that free or affordable housing can actually undermine women’s safety and livelihoods.
Urban dwellers who live in informal city settlements have limited access to basic services, and many of them don’t own the land they live on.
In our urban world, turning the makeshift and the informal into the livable and sustainable is our greatest challenge.
Rebuilding informal settlements after a disaster must be done through learning from those who live in the settlements.
Research in Ghana shows that improving slum housing could be one of the alternatives to the capital’s housing crisis.
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa’s urban and peri-urban areas.
Some kampung in Jakarta have become hubs from participatory design and sustainable urban planning.