Manenberg Backyarders: Doing What We Can, with What We Have, Where We Are

25 Nov 2011

By Charlton Ziervogel, CORC/SDI Secretariat  These are the words that epitomize the approach the Western Cape Backyarders Network (WCBN) has towards solving the problems that exist within backyarder communities in...

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South Africa

Building Partnerships Between the Urban Poor & the City

22 Nov 2011

**Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Walter Fieuw, CORC “This is a dream come true in bringing City Councils and communities around a table to talk about possibilities...

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South Africa

Change by Design: SDI at the Smithsonian

18 Nov 2011

By Ben Bradlow, SDI Secretariat From a presentation at the Smithsonian exhibit Design with the Other 90%:CITIES, United Nations, NY, NY Poor people are the most revolutionary designers in the...

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Brazil Supports Federation Strengthening in Bolivia

16 Nov 2011

Leila Lopes and Marlene Silva, savers from the state of São Paulo, in Brazil, were in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from 03 to 07 October to support the Bolivian savers and the technical team...

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A Decade of Struggles and Lessons in Old Fadama

08 Nov 2011

By: Farouk Braimah, Executive Director, Peoples Dialogue on Human Settlements, Accra Ghana ( In 2002, the residents of Old Fadama settlement in Accra, Ghana were served an eviction notice. After losing...

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