BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING2021-08-02T15:59:10+02:00

Basic Infrastructure & Housing

SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITIES

Empowerment Through Blocking-Out In Cape Town’s Informal Settlements

By |May 5th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

How can architectural solutions contribute to increase liveability in informal settlements? Alfredo Brillembourg portrays how the process of blocking-out facilitated the empowerment and upgrading in the informal settlement of Khayelitsha.

Comments Off on Empowerment Through Blocking-Out In Cape Town’s Informal Settlements

Rethinking Resilience In Bangladesh’s Urban Slum Communities: An Experimental Thought

By |March 30th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , , |

When thinking about the resilience of urban poor, it is worthwhile to think of resilience as a dynamic process of transition on individual and household level, argue Zakir Hossain and Mostafizur Rahman.

Comments Off on Rethinking Resilience In Bangladesh’s Urban Slum Communities: An Experimental Thought

It’s Just Architecture! The Venice Biennale Architettura 2021

By |December 22nd 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , , |

“We need a new spatial contract”, says Hashim Sarkis, curator of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, inviting participants from all around the globe to ponder sustainability and the question ‘How will we live together’. But how just and sustainable can architecture truly be? A critical review by Aseman G. Bahadori

Comments Off on It’s Just Architecture! The Venice Biennale Architettura 2021

From Timber Cities to Integrated Urban Planning – How to Make Our Cities More Climate-Friendly

By |November 18th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

The 11th of November was Cities Day at the recent climate conference COP26 in Glasgow. Together with BMZ and Cities Alliance, GIZ organised an event entitled “Cities built4climate – Shaping the global transformation in construction”. Considering that the construction sector is responsible for about 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions, it is particularly relevant to find ways to cut down emissions in construction.

Comments Off on From Timber Cities to Integrated Urban Planning – How to Make Our Cities More Climate-Friendly

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.

Comments Off on Storm-Proof Housing for the Urban Poor – Lessons from Da Nang, Vietnam
Go to Top