ISULabaNtu at ISOCARP 2016 Conference
Claudia Loggia, Judith Ojo-Aromokudu and Christina Georgiadou were delighted to attend the ISOCARP conference in Durban this week. They presented two papers: 'An overview of top-down vs bottom-up models of informal settlement upgrading in South Africa', and '"Normal" Informal living spaces in low-income human settlements in South Africa'.
The two papers can be found in the conference proceedings (PDF, 63mb) on pages 574 and 767 respectively. The team were delighted with the feedback and questions gathered at the conference.
Whilst Christina (based at the University of Westminster in London) is visiting Claudia and Judith (based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal), they also have meetings with the National Treasury, the local municipality, other South African academics, and project collaborator Jeff Thomas from the uTshani Fund. These meetings are key in preparations for the project's fieldwork coming up in November this year.