We develop systems and methods for analysing and managing developing cities, incorporating concepts such as the sustainable and inclusive city, while adapting to meet the realities of these cities. These tools use innovative, efficient and replicable methods to produce reliable data that feeds analysis and can be shared with all stakeholders involved.
Model approaches for informal settlements
Since 2008, nearly half of the world population now lives in urban areas, and by 2050 this proportion is predicted to reach two thirds. And yet a third of the world’s urban population already lives in “informal settlements”. Our projects have an experimental value since they enhance knowledge on an issue which is still very much under exploration and for which appropriate models must be sought. We work on developing pilot approaches which are designed to be replicated in other settlements once proven effective.