How might we enable the incremental upgrading of informal settlements - improving the comfort and quality of life of over 850 000 people that live in them in the Western Cape?
Running over a 5 year period, the Better Living Challenge is made up of a series of challenges that aim to surface design innovations that support the improvement of the living conditions of low-income communities. The Better Living Challenge 1 ran from 2014 and focussed on innovative home improvement products. The Better Living Challenge 2 runs from 2016 - 2019, and will explore ways of supporting incremental upgrading of homes. The Better Living Challenge 2 follows a design approach, a problem-solving process based on understanding users’ needs, co-creating solutions, and bringing together people from diverse disciplines to find new ways of tackling tough problems.
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The BLC2 team has been partnering with a wide range of industry stakeholders to work towards the goal of supporting the incremental upgrading of...Read More
One of the three main work streams of the BLC2 is an investigation into innovative finance for upscaling the upgrading of informal settlements and...Read More
The BLC2 team made an important presentation to a group of about fifty officials from non-metropolitan municipalities of the Western Cape on the 18th...Read More