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Better Living Challenge nominated for international Human City Design Award

Sep 02, 2019

The Better Living Challenge and its Design + Build Incubator, which ran earlier this year, has been nominated for a Human City Design...

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BLC explores DigiYard – connecting construction companies to small-scale builders

Sep 02, 2019

DigiYard, conceptualised for an internal Arup ideas competition, is a digital platform that will facilitate the flow of usable construction...

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BLC Incubator builders implementing the lessons learnt

Jul 08, 2019

The 15 small-scale builders who participated in the BLC Design + Build Incubator have been making strides improving the homes they build in the...

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Looking into the future: What’s next for the BLC

Jul 03, 2019

The BLC team are investigating the development of a Knowledge Platform that will continue to empower builders with the necessary knowledge and...

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Life after the BLC Design + Build Incubator: Continuing support for the builders

Jul 03, 2019

Although this phase of the BLC 2 is now coming to an end, the CDI has made a commitment to continuing to support the 15 small-scale builders who...

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A word of thanks from the BLC team

Jul 03, 2019

The BLC team wishes to express a word of thanks to everyone who supported the Design + Build Incubator, which was a major deliverable for the...

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BLC concludes successful incubator

Apr 03, 2019

A first-of-its-kind skills development incubator in the Western Cape has provided small-scale builders operating in the informal housing sector...

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Toolkit Workshop

Mar 04, 2019

The Better Living Challenge recently conducted a Toolkit Development Workshop to take the next steps in a second iteration of the Better...

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The BLC2 and Academy IDT focus on real-life challenges faced by informal settlement dwellers

Oct 31, 2017

The BLC2 team has been partnering with a wide range of industry stakeholders to work towards the goal of supporting the incremental upgrading of...

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BLC2 team hosts two workshops on innovative finance prototypes

Oct 25, 2017

One of the three main work streams of the BLC2 is an investigation into innovative finance for upscaling the upgrading of informal settlements and...

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