Resilience Case Study: Witsand Informal Settlement: Building resilient urban communities though innovation and partnership.
Jul 4, 2020
Resilient Cape Town,
100 Resilient Cities,
GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, have published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.
Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019)
GreenCape have published a resilience case study looking at WiFi enabled solar street lights in an informal settlement, titled: Witsand Informal Settlement: Building resilient urban communities though innovation and partnership.
This case study is written for a diverse set of stakeholders, each playing a vital role in understanding and addressing the complex challenges of resilience and partnership in community co-design, as well as its impact on improved conditions, service delivery, and well-being in informal settlements.
This case study discusses:
- The concept of alternative service delivery – building resilience by extending the traditional boundaries of service delivery;
- A participatory case study of an informal settlement in the City of Cape Town;
- A partnership based co-design and empowerment approach built on community development and data collection; and
- An innovation that promotes local resilience and accelerated socioeconomic development in an informal settlement
To access the free case study, click here.