Video: building upward with Empower Shack

Empower shack

The Empower Shack project is directed by Urban-Think Tank and the local NGO Ikhayalami in collaboration with the BT-Section community living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, and associated local and international partners. The project aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable informal settlement upgrading through addressing these core components: a two-story housing prototype, participatory spatial planning, ecological landscape management, and integrated livelihoods programming.

There is an ongoing pilot phase is focused on a cluster of 68 houses within the BT-Section of Khayelitsha to be completed in 2017. Read more below:

Article originally published by Future Cape Town.

 

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