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Title: Urban stress and sustainable solutions in LEDC cities


1
Shanghai
Rio de Janeiro
Urban stress and sustainable solutions in LEDC
cities
Mexico City
Nairobi
2
What are the challenges facing your LEDC
city? Housing the urban poor Social deprivation,
crime and inequality Employment Air / water
pollution Waste management Transport Energy Water
and food supply Public space
3
Why have the problems developed? What is the
impact on the city? (environmental, economic,
social)
4
  • How is your city attempting to manage the
    problems it faces?
  • Can you find an example in your city of
  • Socially sustainable housing management strategy.
  • Environmentally sustainable pollution management
    strategy.
  • A strategy to control the growth of the city.
  • Also perhaps sustainable management related to
    social welfare, waste, energy, transport etc

5
  • Sustainable Housing
  • What is done to provide socially sustainable
    housing for the urban poor?
  • Affordable housing provided by government or
    private sector
  • Upgrading squatter settlements
  • Slum clearance and relocation
  • Site and service schemes
  • Loans for people to buy housing
  • Other options in your chosen city?

6
  • Evaluation of strategy
  • For example a relocation and re-housing project
  • Availability of land
  • Distance from employment for residents
  • Cost of projects
  • Poor standard of housing
  • Lack of urban services provided
  • Social fabric of squatter settlement broken up
  • Pointless as residents of squatter settlements
    have already built their dwellings
  • Alternative is to upgrade existing squatter
    settlements and integrate them into the city.
    Favela Bairro project.

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