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Informal Settlement Upgrading

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Oral reports can be a little bit terrifying...

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But I got this. I am prepared. This week in Global Housing I am teaching the class about Informal Settlement Upgrading in South Africa. I am looking particularly at the Ruimsig settlement outside of Johannesburg. Before the process of informal settlement upgrading, these homes experienced flooding anytime it rained. But through the process of re-blocking, an un-invasive way of slum redevelopment, the iKhayalami not-for-profit organization, South African Alliance, Informal Settlement Network, and the community of Ruimsig addressed issues of flooding and overcrowding. Feel free to check it out for yourself at http://sasdialliance.org.za/projects/ruimsig/ and watch the video!

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Stay sharp :)
Karly, Housing B.S.

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