April 30, 2017

Informal grocery stands also offering their customers other services e.g. mobile money transfer, shape Dar es Salaam's urban face. Some have licences other don't...but they are widely tolerated and a great number of the city's inhabitants depend on them. 

Generally in...

April 29, 2017

Wherever there is a high demand of parking space in Santa Cruz, you will find car watchers ("cuida autos") at the scene. Car watchers offer to look after cars in return for a voluntary amount of money. Highly frequented spots like the city centre, theatres, parks, mark...

April 26, 2017

Collecting, amassing, classifying, selling inorganic waste to recycling companies - that's what so called cartoneros ("the ones of the cartons") do in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Within the informality, some cartoneros have band together in associations, which not only he...

April 21, 2017

The picture displays a Friday on-street Market on road no. 18, sector 13, Uttara Residential Area Dhaka. Its target customers are people coming out from the nearby mosque after Friday prayers. Vendors sell various items like vegetables, fish, or meat on their mobile 3...

April 19, 2017

This picture, showing debris of a recent demolition, was taken in Europe's so claimed biggest informal settlement: Cañada Real. The area previously served as a "cañada real" - a royal cattle track - and became increasingly populated throughout the last century's second...

April 16, 2017

Makongo Juu, one of Dar es Salaam's many informal settlements. The settlement has a diverse population especially with regard to its inhabitants' income levels.

It is estimated that more than 70 percent of all households in Dar es Salaam live in informal settlements....

April 10, 2017

The "Köpi Kollektive" occupies this building since 1990 in Berlin Luisenstadt. The area gets more and more expensive because of luxury restorations of old buildings. There are numerous private initiatives against displacement of inhabitants because of gentrification in...

April 10, 2017

From an unused vacant space to a Community Library in the midst of an Informal Settlement in Khayelitsha. Kids, teenages, adults and the elderly can now access books, skills training seminars & attend community meetings. 

More information about this case can be access...

April 10, 2017

Informality – An informal settlement in Khayelitsha is upgraded to address the social and economic challenges being experienced.

By fostering international partnerships and local government efforts, the settlement has been introduced to various urban grading that incl...

April 9, 2017

Mobile kiosks play a big role in meeting passers-by's subsequent needs on the way to work and when returning home. The vendors do not have trade licences and operate their kiosks illegally. In most cases the city administration tolerates them knowing that they signific...

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