“comprehensive and sustainable informal settlement upgrading”
The Empower Shack project is directed by Urban-Think Tank and the local NGO Ikhayalami in collaboration with the BT-Section community and associated local and international partners. The project aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable informal settlement upgrading through addressing there core components:
- a two-story housing prototype,
- participatory spatial planning,
- ecological landscape management,
- integrated livelihoods programming,
There is an ongoing pilot phase is focused on a cluster of 68 houses within the BT-Section of Khayelitsha to be completed in 2017.
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