A list of organizations to research. Feel free to add or subtract.
UN-Habitat Best Practices Database – over 2,650 proven solutions from more than 140 countries to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world.
International Housing Coalition – Housing For All **Published Papers**
Homeless International – from slums to equitable cities
The Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC)
– housing and infrastructure issues for the urban poor in India.
Shack / Slum Dwellers International
Abahlali baseMjondolo – the South African shackdwellers’ movement
The Asian Coalition for Housing Rights – a regional network of grassroots community organizations,
NGO’s and professionals actively involved with urban poor development processes in Asian cities.
Urban Upgrading – promote awareness of the critical problem of providing basic services to the rapidly increasing urban poor. A resource for practitioners.
Design for the other 90%
International Development Enterprises – helping poor farmers in developing countries escape poverty
The 1% Solution – connecting architects with NGO’s; all projects in US
Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
Architecture for Humanity
Architects without Borders
Association for Community Design
Design Corps – arch services to those underserviced; US projects
Michael Sorkin President/ Founder , Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. Executive Director,
Makoto Okazaki, Maria Aiolova, Yanqing Sun, Ph.D., Andrei Vovk