Extras 2017
New Posts and Extras 2017
 

Jan 2017  Somsook and Thai Friends
 


 
 
Karachi Diagnostic        Article by Arif Hasan

"Consultants often know little about the complex ways in which Karachi functions, ....

from The Dawn newspaper Pakistan


Also see Understanding Asian Cities on this website HERE




 

New in the LIBRARY
LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND

Leave no one behind Community-driven urban development in Thailand This paper examines community  participation in housing projects for low-income communities in Thailand and how they have sought to ‘leave no one behind’. Baan Mankong, the government slum upgrading programme, is unique in how it has institutionalised participation. Housing projects funded by international funders, community savings or small government subsidies also use participation in their design and implementation. Simultaneously, new concepts like universal design promote an inclusive experience, taking into account the needs of all community members, irrespective of age and ability. Six case studies are presented here, focusing on central and underprivileged homes in the programme, the renovation of homes for vulnerable people, and the design of communal spaces.
Working Paper : Nausica Castanas, Ploy Kasama Yamtree, Batan Yoswadee Sonthichai and Quentin Batréau
Download from The Library HERE
 



Jan 4   Community Development Foundation  - CDF  - Our friends in Cambodia 
 

Now preparing for the 2oth Anniversary of UPDF - now renamed CDF
 


BEST WISHES FOR 2017 FROM THE ACHR SECRETARIAT
02/01/2017
Happy New Year for 2017

From the ACHR Secreariat

 
The ACHR Secretariat extend our thanks to coalition friends for their efforts in 2016 and wish them Peace, Happiness and Prosperity for the coming year 2017.
See more of our NY message HERE