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Furrer, Fredrik LU (2017) ASBM01 20171
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
The growth of informal settlements especially in third world countries
has become a problem on a global scale. In Asia and Africa, although
under different circumstances, the fastest urbanization takes place. To
find a good way on how to include the poor city migraters into the growing
cities will be crucial in order to have more sustainable, peaceful
and just societies. My focus lays on the semi-independent island state
of Zanzibar which is one of the poorest regions in Africa. A touristic
paradise on first sight it faces many problems like poor economy, lack
of infrastructure and heavy floods in the city. In the midst of all this the
continuous growth of the population makes the resources scarcer and
the pressure on the city to... (More)
The growth of informal settlements especially in third world countries
has become a problem on a global scale. In Asia and Africa, although
under different circumstances, the fastest urbanization takes place. To
find a good way on how to include the poor city migraters into the growing
cities will be crucial in order to have more sustainable, peaceful
and just societies. My focus lays on the semi-independent island state
of Zanzibar which is one of the poorest regions in Africa. A touristic
paradise on first sight it faces many problems like poor economy, lack
of infrastructure and heavy floods in the city. In the midst of all this the
continuous growth of the population makes the resources scarcer and
the pressure on the city to provide living space, infrastructure and jobs
is rising. With a new Masterplan for the city (Zanplan 2035) the government
wants to step forward and tackle the problems. In order to direct
the future development of the city in the right direction the growth has
to be formalized. My goal is to develop an approach which helps going
from an informal growth of the city to a formal development which supports
the citizens in their everyday life: From informal to formal. The
approach will result in an urban design project on a specific site.
The site – Kisauni - now at the edge of the growing city, is currently
growing informally. Through visiting the site, talking to people and interviewing
some of the stakeholders more in depth knowledge has been
gained.
Four major challenges are highlighted: Climate Change, lack of infrastructure,
lack of resources/ waste management and poverty. For each
of the challenges a solution is provided: Climate Change Adaption, Service
Streets, Recycle Economy, and Affordable Housing. In the sum the
solutions result in a sustainable urban design for Kisauni (Less)
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author
Furrer, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Regeneration and development of an informal settlement in Zanzibar city
course
ASBM01 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Urban Design, Architecture, Development Aid, Third world, Zanzibar, Tanzania
language
English
id
8928554
date added to LUP
2017-12-11 14:17:48
date last changed
2017-12-11 14:17:48
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  abstract     = {The growth of informal settlements especially in third world countries
has become a problem on a global scale. In Asia and Africa, although
under different circumstances, the fastest urbanization takes place. To
find a good way on how to include the poor city migraters into the growing
cities will be crucial in order to have more sustainable, peaceful
and just societies. My focus lays on the semi-independent island state
of Zanzibar which is one of the poorest regions in Africa. A touristic
paradise on first sight it faces many problems like poor economy, lack
of infrastructure and heavy floods in the city. In the midst of all this the
continuous growth of the population makes the resources scarcer and
the pressure on the city to provide living space, infrastructure and jobs
is rising. With a new Masterplan for the city (Zanplan 2035) the government
wants to step forward and tackle the problems. In order to direct
the future development of the city in the right direction the growth has
to be formalized. My goal is to develop an approach which helps going
from an informal growth of the city to a formal development which supports
the citizens in their everyday life: From informal to formal. The
approach will result in an urban design project on a specific site.
The site – Kisauni - now at the edge of the growing city, is currently
growing informally. Through visiting the site, talking to people and interviewing
some of the stakeholders more in depth knowledge has been
gained.
Four major challenges are highlighted: Climate Change, lack of infrastructure,
lack of resources/ waste management and poverty. For each
of the challenges a solution is provided: Climate Change Adaption, Service
Streets, Recycle Economy, and Affordable Housing. In the sum the
solutions result in a sustainable urban design for Kisauni},
  author       = {Furrer, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Urban Design,Architecture,Development Aid,Third world,Zanzibar,Tanzania},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Piece by Piece},
  year         = {2017},
}