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UTC 2023 Slums and Data: Community-based approaches

Bridging the Gap: Exploring Community Mapping of Informal Settlements

Communities are the start of everything - triggering positive change is only possible by community-centered approaches. This is also increasingly recognized by data collection methods and even more by initiatives that try to link data to programs. The first event of the UTC series on Data and Slums is dedicated to advances in community mapping of informal settlements.

The event aims to highlight the increasing importance of technologies and methodologies for mapping informal settlements worldwide by emphasizing that the most reliable source of data about informal settlements lies within the communities themselves. Four case studies are presented to provide contextualized insights on recent advancements and persisting challenges. The interested audience is also invited to join us for a round table discussion with invited experts to answer some questions they might have. In a month's time, we will continue the series with GIS-based approaches.

2.30 pm - 3:15 pm Introduction and Case Study Presentation

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Round Table Discussion


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