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Basic Infrastructure & Housing

Storm-Proof Housing for the Urban Poor – Lessons from Da Nang, Vietnam

By |August 3rd 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , , |

For low-income families in coastal areas of Vietnam, storm and typhoon damage is a constant threat to life and well-being. However, there is a way for them to escape the vicious cycle, involving proper financial and technical support for storm-resilience housing. Nguyen Anh Tho presents experiences from Da Nang City.

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Localising the SDGs through Architecture: Examples from a Sustainable Public School in Chile

By |July 15th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Al Borde Architects showcase how architecture can play a vital role in implementing the SDGs on a local level.

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How a Misdirected Land Use Law Disregards Coastal Dwellers’ Rights

By |March 25th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , |

Lagos' Waterfront Infrastructure Development Law facilitates the sacrifice of the rights of coastal residents to commercial real estate development. Omotayo Odukola on the constitution and unjust implementation of a land use law.

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Learning from Latin America’s Informal Settlements and Urban Policies

By |March 18th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

Informal housing is a common phenomenon in Latin America, and governmental regulations are designed to counteract it. However, some of them have had the opposite effect. Cynthia Goytia on its underlying dynamics and a necessary shift in urban policies.

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Formalising Land While Promoting Social Justice and Economic Benefit

By |March 11th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , |

When informal land is valued, transferred, or titled, it comes with many opportunities, but also great risks. James Kavanagh on beneficial standards and governance approaches.

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