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Another area of Thailand which will benefit  from the CODI model.

A Success Story in large-scale Informal Settlement Upgrading : Learning from Thailand | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Read how the Thai government is collaborating with cooperatives to upgrade informal settlements at a large scale. Can South Africa take a leaf out of Thailand’s book?

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Opportunity Village, for and by the homeless.

Opportunity Village is a new pilot project in Eugene, Oregon doing just this by allowing those who are currently without housing to build and inhabit their own transitional micro-housing with the support of the surrounding community.

Residents in Rotes Pleng listen as the community leader discusses the community's map. Photo: Meng Cheang

Mapping the urban poor: 12 reasons why you should conduct enumerations of your settlements

Community-led mapping and enumerations are powerful tools to return power and democracy into the hands of the urban poor. Marcus Tudehope sets out twelve reasons why you and the communities you work within should embark upon an enumeration of your own.

Children running through the Jawaharlal Nehru camp in Govindpuri. Photo: Greg Randolph

Delhi choosing high-rise over consultative planning despite national consensus on slums

Going against the national government’s own best practices and the consensus of urban planners worldwide, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) continues to shift thriving urban communities into lifeless high-rise residential towers, ignorant of the economic base the existing neighbouroods provide to their residents, as Greg Randolph shows in Govindpuri.