A training course for engineers and town planners, Sustainable community-managed and labour-based upgrading of urban low-income settlements

Instructional material | 01 January 2002
This three-week course is developed for engineers and planners responsible for infrastructure provision and services in urban low-income settlements. Participants learn to appreciate the relevance and value of community management of urban infrastructure projects. They also acquire, through practical assignments in working groups, some of the skills needed to follow this approach, in particular to:
i. plan and design appropriate engineering solutions to upgrade urban low-income settlements;
ii. work in partnership with local communities;
iii. manage community contracts and award contracts to small-scale local contractors;
iv. design appropriate maintenance strategies with the community;
v. plan and design labour-based construction and maintenance works.