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CITY-WIDE UPGRADING Baan Mankong: going to scale with "slum" and squatter upgrading in Thailand
Document begins: CITY-WIDE UPGRADING Baan Mankong: going to scale with "slum" and squatter upgrading in Thailand Somsook Boonyabancha Somsook Boonyabancha is SUMMARY: This paper describes the ambitious national slum and squatter director of the Community upgrading programme launched by the Thai government in 2003 and imple- Organizations Development Institute mented through the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI). (CODI), and founder and The programme centres on providing infrastructure subsidies and housing loans secretary-general of the to low-income communities to support upgrading in situ wherever possible and, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR). if not, to develop new homes close by. Support is provided not only to commu- She was also a member of nity organizations formed by the urban poor for projects but also to their the Millennium Project taskforce on "Significantly networks, to allow them to work with city authorities and other local actors and improving the lives of slum with national agencies on city-wide upgrading programmes. It seeks to "go to dwellers". scale " by supporting thousands of community-driven initiatives within city- Address: Asian Coalition wide programmes designed and managed by urban poor networks working in for Housing Rights partnership with local actors. The paper gives some background information ...