The Story of the Kenyan Slum Youth Federation

31 Aug 2012

   By Jack Makau, SDI Secretariat In September 2010, at the age of 25, John Te went on a plane for the first time in his life, on a trip...

Taking Water & Sanitation to the Citywide Scale

24 Aug 2012

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat  Developmental agendas on the global stage generally involve a reliance on statistics. The millennium development goals (MDG’s) provide quantifiable targets for countries to work towards....

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Communities Continue Fight Against Evictions in Johannesburg

23 Aug 2012

By Kwanele Sibanda, CORC South Africa  As had been agreed upon in last night's mass meeting, in Marlboro Industrial Area, Johannesburg, the Marlboro residents began to mobilize one another and...

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South Africa

The New School & Makerere University Partner with Communities on Urban Studi ...

20 Aug 2012

By Mara Forbes, SDI Intern, The New School, New York   “The municipality was very impressed with the report because it truly acknowledges the truth on the ground and the...

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SPARC’s Strategy for Community Toilet Block Construction and Maintenance i ...

17 Aug 2012

**Cross-posted from the SPARC CitywatchINDIA Blog** Due to the lack of availability of toilets in many communities and the dissatisfaction that communities feel towards toilets provided by municipal corporations, SPARC...

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Information is Power: Ashaiman Residents Drive Profiling in Greater Accra, Ghana

16 Aug 2012

By Barbara Torresi, People's Dialogue Ghana Introduction Wednesday 16 May 2012 was a glorious day for the citizens of Ashaiman, a town in Greater Accra, since after months of careful preparations...

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The Dark Side of Planning: On the Demolition of Chico’s Ice Cream Factory

15 Aug 2012

Yesterday we reported to you about evictions taking place in Marlboro Industrial Area of Johannesburg. Today we have a full write up from the South African SDI Alliance on the...

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South Africa

ISN/FEDUP Fight Evictions in Johannesburg

14 Aug 2012

**Cross-posted from South African SDI Alliance FB Page** According to eyewitness accounts, and the latest from Marlboro area in Johannesburg, the JMPD is still razing through the area and even...

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South Africa

Informal Planning in Malawi

06 Aug 2012

By Baraka Mwau and Noah Schermbrucker, SDI secretariat Blantyre is the second largest city, after Lilongwe in Malawi, with a population of about 700, 000 people. This city is the...