Tag Archives: informal settlement

A Very Telling Footpath Story

By Renard Teipelke This is a short story about a single view and multiple perspectives. The view is shown in the first photo of this blog article: There are three lawns. They are surrounded by a US-American style checkerboard street … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: A Rare Inside into the Kowloon Walled City

By Renard Teipelke “Once thought to be the most densely populated place on Earth, with 50,000 people crammed into only a few blocks, these fascinating pictures give a rare insight into the lives of those who lived Kowloon Walled City. … Continue reading

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The Zabbaleen – Functional Informal Waste Management in Cairo – Part II

By Jakob Hebsaker and Renard Teipelke* In our first article, we introduced the waste management system in Cairo. Now, we want to shed light on recent developments and further implications for the future. The waste management system in Cairo knows … Continue reading

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The Zabbaleen – Functional Informal Waste Management in Cairo – Part I

By Jakob Hebsaker and Renard Teipelke* Waste management might belong to those urban issues that are best managed when we do not recognize them. Once we are complaining about dirty streets or overflowing trash cans, we are reminded of hidden … Continue reading

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Urbaninform: Giving a Voice to Best-Practices from Informal Cities

by Valentin Schipfer Having introduced a blog on Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in my last post, I’ll present another  new web-tool which serves as a communication channel for places, namely UrbanInform.net. It gives  a voice to social investments in urban … Continue reading

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