Participatory Design for Slum-upgrading and Inclusive City Building August 20, 2012
For those attending the World Urban Forum VI in Naples this September, ASF-UK will be holding a training session on “Participatory Design for Slum-upgrading and Inclusive City Building”, building on the work done in Brazil and Kenya for the last three years. We will also have experts sharing their tools and experiences, including the Bartlett – Development Planning Unit, Asian Coalition of Housing Rights / Community Architects Network, Pamoja Trust among others.
Participatory design underlying motivation is to engage citizens to reflect on their aspirations and examine capacities and opportunities to pursue them in the urban context. Participants will reflect on the potentials and challenges of community-led participatory design, particularly examining relations of power and how those are manifested and negotiated in the ‘social production of space’. The session will present practical participatory methodologies for designing the built environment which: 1) respond to diverse needs and aspirations of communities; 2) facilitate an interactive and productive relationship between development professionals and local residents; and 3) address policy and city-wide dynamics shaping the quality of life of slum dwellers.
The training is free and open to all, but there are only 40 places available, you can register following this link:
Note: First you have to register as a participant in the World Urban Forum VI and then you will be able to register for the training event.