“Nobody plans for slums” – An interview with SDI’s Sarah Nandudu

By |2017-10-14T15:46:17+00:00November 17th 2016|basic infrastructure & housing, global urban debates, housing & informality, Tags: , , , , , , , |

Slums and informal settlements are not just a matter of housing quality, they also affect the quality of life that people have, their health and their chances at a good education. At the Habitat III conference in Quito, URBANET talked to Sarah Nandudu, vice-chairperson of the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda, about community building in slums, the responsibility of the New Urban Agenda, and what formal settlements can still learn from informal ones.

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Will Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda get buy-in from local governments and civil society?

By |2017-10-14T16:25:07+00:00July 21st 2016|global urban debates, Tags: , , , , , , |

The New Urban Agenda will be determined in October 2016, and it has frequently been discussed what it should look like. IIED Senior Fellow David Satterthwaite argues that to really have an impact, the NUA must shift away from producing recommendations and instead actively support urban governments in their attempt to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

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