The challenges of livelihoods reconstruction in the context of informal settlement upgrading

  title={The challenges of livelihoods reconstruction in the context of informal settlement upgrading},
  author={Pauline Chepchirchir Cherunya and Bernhard Truffer and Edinah Samuel and Christoph L{\"u}thi},
  journal={Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space},
  pages={168 - 190}
Community involvement is recognized as a core condition for success in informal settlements upgrading. However, the wider ramifications of this requirement are not well understood. Mostly, community involvement has been equated with a narrow interpretation of participation, largely focusing on the elicitation of dwellers’ preferences at the planning stages. We argue that this approach overlooks the actual needs for livelihoods reconstruction in the course of upgrading. To better conceptualize… 

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