Final Project Idea Progress

Doing Good is Good Business / Week 9 / Systems

Group – Danni Huang, Jixuan Sun, Kenzo Nakamura, Utsav Chadha

Overview

The group, thus far, has spent majority of the time conducting thorough research on the topic of urbanization and the problems associated with it. We have familiarized ourselves with the different aspects of the urbanization problem, namely:

  • Infrastructure
  • Basic Services
  • Transportation
  • Violence and hazards
  • Connectivity

We have been looking up related articles and deriving ideas from them. Through this process, we have constantly referenced “Innovating for Children in an Urbanizing World” handbook, shared with us by Tanya. The handbook provides a comprehensive overview of urbanization and its many facets. After brainstorming and review, the group naturally gravitated towards the issue of connectivity, highlighted in the said handbook as a relevant concern, and used the article’s “statement of need” and “prompts” as a framework for our work going forward.

Problem

Representation.

We are planning to focus on accurately representing slum-dwellers in data that is used to plan for the future and having them actively represented in the government so that they may participate in the planning of their cities and futures.

Related Articles

Street violence and exploitation in slums:
• http://pluralsecurityinsights.org/violence-manifested-nairobis-slums/• https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-09-15/mumbai-slum-dwellers-say-i-have-help-stop-violence-against-women
• http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-housing-idUSKBN14I009

Poor disaster preparedness:
• https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/community-led-participatory-disaster-management-system-to-reduce-risk-of-fire-hazard-in-urban-slums-of-bangladesh
• http://www.irinnews.org/news/2010/09/21/reducing-risk-slums

Indoor & outdoor air pollution:
• https://anglejournal.com/article/2015-06-protecting-urban-populations-from-air-pollution-in-an-age-of-global-urbanisation/
• https://eos.org/features/urbanization-air-pollution-now

• http://reports.weforum.org/global-risks-2015/part-2-risks-in-focus/2-3-city-limits-the-risks-of-rapid-and-unplanned-urbanization-in-developing-countries/
• http://www.academia.edu/3196699/SLUM_EDUCATION_PRESENT_SCENARIO_AND_FUTURE_NEED
• http://visual.ly/left-behind?view=true
• https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738359/
• http://www.uis.unesco.org/_LAYOUTS/UNESCO/oosci-data-tool/index-en.html#en/intro
• https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/SOWC_2015_Summary_and_Tables.pdf

Systems Diagram

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