Updated Sep 25, 2019

Slum Dwellers International

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Focus Areas:

Urbanization

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Implemented In:

South Africa

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Innovation Description

Through the use of the Open Reblock platform, urban slum communities can create maps of their own neighborhoods, many of which are being mapped for the very first time. These maps provide an address for families that, in most cases, have never had one and pave the way for cities to reblock (or rearrange) the slums with minimal disruption—adding the streets that form a crucial foundation for extending basic and emergency services into these chronically underserved areas. This particular reblocking project is focused on urban slums in South Africa. With Amplify, SFI codesigned the training tools and programs to map the social and physical conditions of the urban slum community, and identify key windows for resilience opportunities. Leveraging SDI’s long history of community mobilization in Cape Town’s townships, they seek to make the process of reblocking more adaptive and participatory—engaging residents of the communities in the process of planning their own neighborhoods.

Milestones

Mar 2016
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$69,470
TITLEOpen Reblock: Using new technology to map urban slum communities to increase basic and emergency services.
FOCUS AREAS
Urbanization
IMPLEMENTED INSouth Africa
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
South Africa