Types of Development

1. On-site UPGRADING Slum upgrading is a way of improving the physical environment and basic services in existing communities, while preserving their location, character and social structures. Usually upgrading means that the houses, lanes, roads and open spaces are improved, Read More

Participatory Approach

FLEXIBLE FINANCE : One of the most important tools in this people-driven upgrading process is flexible, accessible finance, in the form of housing and land loans and infrastructure subsidies. No need to get all theoretical about what kind of housing approach is Read More

Strategic Plans

Goals 1. To improve the living conditions or develop new housing for people in squatter settlements. 2. To create a sense of security through land/housing tenure for the poor. 3. To improve public utilities, facilities, and the surrounding environment. 4. Read More

Informal Settlements in Chiang Mai

Note: Notice the prevalence of Buddhist Temples in Chiang Mai. The temple ground is one of the largest homes to squatter communities; seconded only to the State’s land (Treasury Department, Fine Art Department, State Railway Authority, and Port Authority). This, indeed, Read More