By Einar Braathen


Policy Brief No 1 – April 2011


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How does the politics of fast growing cities shape urban inequalities? What are the main policies to address these inequalities, especially with regards to sub-standard settlements? How do civil society organizations mobilise to address those inequalities and deprivations?


These are the main questions asked in Work Package 3 under the EU-funded project “Urban Chances – City Growth and The Sustainability Challenge” (Chance2Sustain). This policy brief summarises some of the team’s work so far:

  • What is meant by 'sub-standard settlements', and why do we use this term?
  • How important are sub-standard settlements for the population in the four case countries?
  • Which public policies are directed towards them?


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