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Shack dwellers ground global debate at Future of Places Forum Sweden

By Adana Austin (on behalf of CORC) As global cities continue to rapidly expand, how can we encourage equitable growth that would foster safe communities, sustainable development, and an increased standard of living for the world’s urban poor? The Future of Places forum (FoP) features three international conferences, national seminars, books, and reports in preparation […]

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Building Continuity: Denver Community and University of Johannesburg Studio 2015

By Motebang Matsela (on behalf of CORC) From 27 April to 22 May 2015, the community of Denver informal settlement in Johannesburg partnered with students from the University of Johannesburg’s (UJs) Department of Architecture in a collaborative design studio. Such studios focus on co-producing ideas, scenarios, plans and typologies on informal settlement upgrading and housing. […]

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CORC planner honoured with SAPI Young Planner Award

Sizwe Mxobo, a planner at the Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) received  the South African Planning Institute’s (SAPI) Young Planner Award in October 2014. In speaking about his work as a planner with community movements affiliated to the SA SDI Alliance, Sizwe explains, “An important aspect for me is exploring what public participation means in […]

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Putting K2 and Green Park on the Map – Mapping Exchange in Cape Town

By Julia Stricker (on behalf of SDI Secretariat) ***Cross-posted from SDI Blog*** During a very successful learning exchange focused around settlement level data visualisation and mapping, community members from K2 and Green Park, two informal settlements in Cape Town, created digital maps of their neighbourhoods.  Siyaunya puts his head over the GPS device and enters […]

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Installing Water Taps in Holomisa Gauteng

By Blanca Calvo (on behalf of CORC and uTshani) Holomisa is an informal settlement located in Katlehong (Ekurhuleni, Gauteng). In May 2014, Pumelele Ntanjana, one of the leaders of Holomisa Informal Settlement, contacted the Informal Settlement Network (ISN) to request support for a possible re-location of a portion of his settlement. Today, Holomisa has been […]

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Building the Siphumelele WaSH facility / Innovation Centre in Langrug, Stellenbosch

By Aditya Kumar and Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) Zwelitsha is a section of Langrug informal settlement, located on the rocky ground of a mountain slope that overlooks the lush valleys and nearby town of Franschoek in Stellenbosch Municipality. Zwelitsha’s residents make up 604 people who reside in 318 structures. Langrug as a whole […]

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