One person was killed when a fire destroyed 9 shacks in C Section, Duncan Village. As winter approaches the number of shack fires increases as most people use paraffin lamps and heaters to keep warm. With no fire gaps between shacks fires spread very easy. #iphone#shacks#fire#destroyed#informalsettlement#poor #
It's amazing how these kids are spreading the importance of cleanliness from what they've learned in their school to their families and (hopefully) would change the behaviour of their neighbourhood for the better. Starting small is always good. #solidwastemanagement
Meet Moosa. He is originally from Soweto but moved into this squatter camp in Booysens to be closer to work. He is a gardener in the upmarket suburb of Houghton. The daily commute from from Soweto was too expensive and he was frequently in trouble for being late. He says it is much better now. The squatter camp is unfortunately over run with rats so he is dragging this bin of cement he has salvaged from outside a nearby cement yard to try to seal off his shack. He is a devout Muslim and was a bit annoyed that moving the cement had caused him to miss morning prayers. #Jozi#streetphotography#traintracks#squattercamp#informalsettlement
THE CASE OF CAÑADA REAL IN MADRID, SPAIN.
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 half. As a result of inner migration waves in 1950's/60's metropolises in Spain like Madrid, began to be swamped with informal settlements.
Cañada Real arose as a growing shelter for families, who couldn't access the formal housing market. It evolved into a small city, consisting of six sectors, which differ considerably in social structure, as well as in characteristics regarding construction material and infrastructure. Whereas some areas boast "common" buildings and purchase electricity and water, other sectors of Cañada Real coincide with UN-Habitat slum characteristics.
As a result of the authorities' passivity, Cañada Real accounts today of more than 8.000 inhabitans along aproximately 14 kilometers, trasversing three different municipalities within the Autonomous Community of Madrid. Consequently, finding a proper solution for the different parts of Cañada Real is highly complex. It arises the question of how Cañada Real could be fully integrated into the urban development of the different municipalities?
#slumclearance#slumeviction#slumremoval#informality#informalsettlement#informalsettlementsineurope#slum#slumsineurope#chabolismo#urbanplanning#cityexplorations#cañadareal#cañada#madrid#rivasvaciamadrid#coslada#comunidadautonomademadrid#spain 🇪🇸 #southerneurope#europe
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