Urban poor housing development on Bangkok’s waterfront: securing tenure, supporting community processes NATTAWUT USAVAGOVITWONG and PRAYONG POSRIPRASERT
A B S T R A C T This paper describes a project to upgrade living conditions and provide secure tenure in nine “canal settlement” communities in Bangkok. It explains how this was planned and implemented, both on the ground and at the policy level, working with national institutions including the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI) and the government body that owned the land. The different institutions involved are described, including the savings groups in each of the nine communities and the network of community organizations, which were particularly important for the realization of the project. The paper also discusses how upgrading plans were developed and how conflicts were addressed.
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