Building Assets for the Urban Poor by Design: Strengthening Urban Planning and Design in the Global South (2012)
This Ford Foundation-sponsored project consisted of three convenings over the course of one year, to explore new thinking on the role of urban planning in social justice and urban poverty reduction in developing countries.
The culmination of the project was publication of the report, Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development: Correcting Planning Failures and Connecting Communities to Capital.
PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sara Topelson de Grinberg, Under Secretary of Urban Development and Land Planning, MEXICO, D.F.
Rahul Jitendra Mehrotra, Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University, USA
Caroline Moser, Professor of Urban Development and Director GURC, University of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Sheela Patel, Director of SPARC, Chair, Board of Shack/Slum Dwellers International, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA
Bish Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning, Director, SPURS and Humphrey Programs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT, USA
Hashim Sarkis, Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies, Harvard University, USA
Jane Weru, Executive Director, Akiba Mashinani Trust, Nairobi, KENYA
Christopher W. Williams, Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat Washington Office, USA