Ongoing Informal Settlements in Democratic Republic of Congo: Implementing New Urban Policy for Creating Sustainable Neighborhoods

  •  Misilu Mia Nsokimieno Eric    
  •  Earl Bailey    
  •  Mpinda Tushiminine Martin    
  •  Carleen Abraham    
  •  Jiangfeng Li    
  •  Liqin Zhang    


In Democratic Republic of Congo, informal settlements are still increasing. These irregular neighborhoods adversely affect the quality of urban life. Cities fail to take control of their urban development. New urban policy is necessary for recapturing the capacity building. As an inclusive approach, capacity building strengthens the community capacity to create houses and services that meet the shared vision of all stakeholders. It develops strategic planning for managing growth and change. The study explores the problem of informal settlements in Kinshasa. The study provides a framework for a successful urban development.

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  • Issn(Print): 1913-9063
  • Issn(Onlne): 1913-9071
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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