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Social Production of Habitat - WUF9 Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, 11 February, 2018
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Urban Debates

The notion of social production of habitat refers to a process whereby a network of stakeholders collectively determines the production and or improves the conditions of their own habitat (dwelling place and living environment). The process of social production of habitat is characterized by a large measure of voluntary action and people’s agency. New Urban Agenda highlights important urban challenges and questions that contemporary cities are grappling with, such as how to plan and manage cities, towns and villages for sustainable development. A key Sustainable Development Goal relates to "Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. This debate on the social production of habitat generated evidence based knowledge instrumental in improving practice of social production of habitat in the African context. Policymakers need to address key barriers to social production on habitat. There is need to improve legislation to make implementation rules clearer and more explicit, particularly around delivery mechanisms. The debate contextualized the social production of habitat for the African context by bringing civil society actors, academics, activists, practitioners, local government officials and political figureheads into a serious discussion about these issues.



Lorena Zarate - Social Production of Habitat lessons from Latin America

Thursday, 15 February, 2018
Social production of habitat is an international term used to convey the process and product arising from the experience of people in a community collectively determining the conditions of their own habitat (dwelling place and living environment). Social production is found when people take the initiative to pose solutions to the problems arising from their living conditions. Partners in social...

Allan Cain on the Right to The City & Social Production of Habitat

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
The Angolan government has committed itself to the New Urban Agenda in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016, which will ensure that cities and human settlements are places where all people can enjoy equal rights and opportunities, as well as their fundamental freedoms. The right to the city includes the social function of land, promoting a secure land tenure, which is economically accessible with...

Adi Kumar on Tenement Models in South Africa

Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
Recognition that there are gaps in the subsidy system and the delivery isn't having the desired outcomes Need for adequate housing is far exceeding the supply Production of rental accommodation requires state to enable necessary bylaws Finance institutions and state banks play a critical role in this process, particularly with regards to taking risk Move away from state and NGO related delivery...

Fabrice Clavien on the Social Production of Habitat & UrbaMonde Platform

Monday, 12 February, 2018
Urbamonde born in 2014 in Geneva at the SPH Forum with major inhabitants networks/organizations,A common, collaborative and open platform for any community-led housing actor to:Connect inhabitant groups at regional and global levels (exchanges & links) , Increase visibility of public policies/support to community-led urban  

Julian Walker on the social production of habitat in Sierra Leone

Sunday, 11 February, 2018
The Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) based in Freetown is a globally connected urban research centre. It was created through a partnership between the Bartlett Development Planning Unit (University College London) and the Institute of Geography and Development Studies (Njala University), and is initially funded by a grant from Comic Relief.

Marie Huchzermeyer - Conclusions

Friday, 9 February, 2018
The diversity of social production of housing presented here is important in a context where we see a tendency for reductionism. We see a dominant discourse that would see informal settlements, that is socially produced housing, removed and replaced with condominiums. It is important that we push back against this tide. It is important that the diversity of socially produced housing is recognised...