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Empower is a sustainable urban upgrade scheme that combines a two-story building prototype, inclusive spatial planning, and integrated livelihoods for residents of informal settlements shut out from basic service supply and existing housing markets.
The strategy ensures immediate access to dignified housing through a core-shell prototype that allows for incremental development over time. The methodology mobilizes resident inputs through planning workshops and customized digital tools to synthesis residence preferences with micro-financing. Additional programs include: a renewable energy pilot, landscaped water management and skills training
Urban-Think Tank, ETHZ