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Danny Kalombo

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Human Infrastructure - Sustainable Approach to Settlement Upgrade

Squatter camps in some parts of the world were meant to be make-shift solutions for people on the housing backlog. Failure to reduce the backlog exponentially has resulted in squatter camps being recognised as formal townships. Place transcends the notion of physical entities, the sociology of place deals with systems of social organizations which I call human infrastructure. Land occupation in informal settlements is driven by human needs, rather than the market processes that determine formal urban development patterns. A balance needs to be struck between qualitative and quantitative aspects of place.

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