Tools for holistic and shareable knowledge. The experience of the Map Kibera Project

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Stefano Marras
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/61 Language Italian
Pages 5 P. 110-114 File size 1213 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2012-061019
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Part of the concept of counter-mapping, the Map Kibera Project was born with the objective of supporting the development of the informal settlement of Kibera, Kenya, through the collection, analysis and distribution of detailed geo-referenced data relative to its structures and population. To this end, the project has developed a methodology tied to the use of geographical information technologies, which allow the production of multi-dimensional knowledge of the observed situation in a more comprehensible form that can also be shared. In addition to supplying a new estimate of the resident population in the settlement, spatial analysis of the data collected in a pilot area has revealed limits and risks on the structural and infrastructural levels, demographic configurations and socio-economic dynamics, creating the bases for planning and managing development programs.

Keywords: Gis; informal urban settlements; Kibera

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Stefano Marras, Strumenti per una conoscenza olistica e condivisibile. L’esperienza del Map Kibera Project in "TERRITORIO" 61/2012, pp 110-114, DOI: 10.3280/TR2012-061019