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Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading

Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This strategy paper is rich in examples that demonstrate the practicability of the street-led slum upgrading approach that UN-Habitat is advocating for. It showcases the incremental street-led development and transformation of slums that builds on the fundamental notion of streets being the stepping stone in improving the quality of life and living conditions in slums. The paper is presented in two parts: The conceptual framework and the Practical framework, throughout these parts there is continued reference to the importance of access to clean water and sanitation as proponents of urban transformation
  • Geographical coverage: Global, Albania, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tanzania (United Republic of), Thailand, Zambia
  • Main themes: Community participation, Disasters, Drinking water, Gender, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Land management, Participation, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Academia, Land-use planners, Local governments, Project planners, Researchers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Guidance, Impact evaluation, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Strategy paper
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Published in 2015