In 2013, the Joint Center will wrap up its Ford Foundation-sponsored project Building Assets for the Urban Poor by Design: Strengthening Urban Planning and Design in the Global South and will release a report on the issue. The project consisted of three convenings, held over the course of one year, the goal of which was to explore new thinking on the role of urban planning in social justice and urban poverty reduction in developing countries.
Photo: Site of a recent eviction in Kisenyi, the largest slum in Kampala, Uganda. Courtesy of Ariana K. MacPherson, Shack/Slum Dwellers International
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