Jiusto, J. Scott
Cape Town, South Africa
Community Organisation Resource Centre
In response to the historically slow and unsustainable system of housing and service delivery for informal communities across South Africa, a process called reblocking was created. The informal settlement community of Mtshini Wam and our sponsor, Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC), invited us to observe the first reblocking project undertaken in partnership with the City of Cape Town and the Informal Settlement Network (ISN). Our project goal was to support this reblocking process as well as community development. We created a guidebook to help streamline this process and also utilised momentum from the reblocking process to implement community initiatives addressing issues of food security, entrepreneurial job opportunities, and quality and safety of shack dwelling.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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