Policy Impact and Strategic Action Planning Workshop on Governance, Planning and Urban Development in Freetown.
As part of an ongoing research being jointly undertaken by the SLURC and the Urban African Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project of the Development planning Unit of University College London, a policy impact and strategic action planning workshop will be held in early August, 2017. The workshop is meant to further engage stakeholders on the initial findings of the two tier research aimed at examining the governance and planning practices in urbanized African towns and cities and how they promote or reduce urban risk. Within the context Freetown (Sierra Leone), the research investigates the contemporary interaction between the structures of urban planning, including organizational forms and bureaucratic mandate, dominant development practices, plan-making procedures and the collective and individual agency of poor women and men and how they shape the (re)production of cycles of risk accumulation and reduction. It also provides fresh insights into how the governance of risk reduction currently works to enhance the capacity to act of those most vulnerable to be trapped in risk accumulation cycles, as well as of state and external agencies to disrupt these traps strategically, inclusively and collectively. The two interrelated components are; “Understanding risk production and reduction through current urban planning and development practices” and “Building collective capacity to disrupt urban risk traps.”
- ABOUT US
- Urban Health (Scoping of Urban Health Systems in Freetown Informal Settlements)
- Urban Livelihoods and the City Economy (Urban Livelihoods and Gender in Freetown Informal Settlement)
- Urban Vulnerability and Resilience (Urban Humanitarian Response and Empowerment)
- Urban Vulnerability and Resilience (Profiling Urban Risk)
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