Thousands Left Homeless After Kyang'ombe Demolition

24 Oct 2011

**Cross-posted from MuST Kenya blog** Kyang’ombe slum which is situated around the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been demolished. According to JKIA officials, the slum sits in the direct flight...

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Building Toilets with Our Eyes Closed

21 Oct 2011

Ecosan toilet in Mtandire settlement, Malawi                                                           In almost every major city in the south, Slum Boards, Housing Authorities and Municipalities are charged with building and maintaining toilet blocks in low-income...

STDM Pilot Project Kicks Off in Uganda

18 Oct 2011

**Cross-posted from Global Land Tool Network** With the enthusiasm and cooperation of the Government of Uganda through its Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD),  municipal officials, community leaders...

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The Power of Quiet Encroachment

18 Oct 2011

Back in August, Professor Mark Swilling, Academic Director of the Sustainability Insitute at University of Stellenbosch, spoke at TEDxStellenbosch about urbanization in Africa, where nearly 60% of urban dwellers live...

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