Map, track, act!
Millions of people in slums are living in varied and interacting forms of statutory and legal, economic, social, and climate and environmental vulnerabilities. While they remain complex entities, slums often also host entrepreneurship, social and economic capital. Our research focuses on the development of a Place Prosperity Framework.
This is part of research titled ‘a comprehensive and inclusive approach to guide to slum and city improvement to guide urban practice’ at the Urban Design Studies Unit, department of Architecture in the University of Strathclyde, and is funded by a Hortigraph Nigeria fellowship.
It helps urban development stakeholders to work with vulnerable communities in developing regions, using network maps to characterize and tell stories of the inter-linked social, physical, and environmental spaces. These maps track vulnerabilities and assets and help chart both practical and strategic paths to take and collaboratively improve the lives of those living there.
As we approach COP26, there are a lot of opportunities to take action both to combat the climate crisis and to work to build active resourcing and support for communities most affected by the climate crisis. Click on any of the links below for starting points to get involved: