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2012 PIBC Conference

This intensive four-week applied project professional course focuses on reviewing planning projects in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar with an emphasis on  identifying strategies to address dense informal urban fabric, history, and struggles in adapting to the pressures of poverty, population growth, infrastructure challenges and global issues such as climate change and fiscal restraint.  Drawing on expertise of local planners, NGOs, government officials and organizations such as United Nations  and building on preparation prior to coming participants will work in partnership with community leaders in an an informal settlement in one location to create a community vision and plan.  The final document and presentation  will address infrastructure requirements including housing, appropriate technology, urban design, micro finance opportunities,  and selected key issues.  An important outcome will include a funding and implementation plan. 

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