Tel Aviv Solar Roofs Project

Tel Aviv Solar Roofs Project

Credit image : https://www.tel-aviv.gov.il

Country Israel
City Tel Aviv
Name Tel Aviv Solar Roofs Project
Date 2017
Description of the project Tel Aviv Roofs is a project that encourages the use of solar energy on the roofs of city buildings, to reduce living costs and to conserve the environment. The project was put into the municipal work plan and received a budget of NIS 50,000. The pilot for the project included power generation mapping from 3,000 rooftops across the city. The municipality is encouraging residents to install solar roofs through consulting, detailed guides on the benefits of installing a solar energy system, distributing a list of cheap suppliers and providing financial assistance 
Urban Co-Governance Weak
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Strong
Experimentalism Weak
Tech Justice Moderate
Project Website https://www.tel-aviv.gov.il/en/Pages/HomePage.aspx
References, sources, contact person(s) Website

Contact : global_city@mail.tel-aviv.gov.il

Karachi Nudge regulation for water bills

Karachi Nudge regulation for water bills

Image credit : http://www.kwsb.gos.pk/

Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Name
Nudge regulation for water bills
Date 2014
Description of the project In January of 2014, the KWSB teamed up with the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program to begin a first step in a long-term service improvement project.Karachi’s Water and Sewage Board (KWSB) sent out the first of many client-targeted text messages in an effort to ‘nudge’ people towards paying their long overdue water bills.

This first step of the broader ‘Karachi Water and Sewage Services Improvement Project’ pairs the effects of1low-resource nudge regulations and the already-existing-infrastructure of mobile phone ownership.The use of targeted text messaging to entice clients to pay up appears as a strategic way for the2KWSB to increase their revenue without a significant increase in spending

Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Weak
Pooling Weak
Experimentalism Strong
Tech Justice Moderate
Project Website http://www.kwsb.gos.pk/
References, sources, contact person(s) Institutional Website : http://www.kwsb.gos.pk/

Article https://www.citylab.com/equity/2014/03/can-text-messaging-solve-karachis-incredible-unpaid-water-bill-problem/8720/

Contact : info@kwsb.gos.pk

Innovative solutions to sanitation problems in urban slums – SHWAAS

Innovative solutions to sanitation problems in urban slums – SHWAAS

Credit Image : chfindiafoundation.org

Country India
City Pune (Maharashtra)
Name Innovative solutions to sanitation problems in urban slums – SHWAAS
Date 2012 (May)
Description of the project Project SHWAAS has three main components: the renovation and construction of community toilets, community mobilisation and involvement in sanitation issues, and capacity building of local government officials. In partnership with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), CHF aimed to implement the project in 100 slums in Pune, though rebuilding of toilets was not prioritised for all slums. The municipal corporation was responsible for building community toilets, while CHF led community mobilisation and capacity building. Eight staff members from CHF worked on SHWAAS, with an additional six officials from the PMC. 

Besides, CHF sees heavy involvement from the community in creating, implementing and evaluating the project as the only way to ensure long-term sustainability of any sanitation efforts. Social workers from CHF worked in the selected slums to create Shwaas Samities, Health Committees with 6-10 members.

Urban Co-Governance Strong
Enabling State Strong
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Weak
Tech Justice Weak
Project Website http://www.chfindiafoundation.org/
References, sources, contact person(s) Source : annual reports published by CHF India Foundation (http://www.chfindiafoundation.org/) as success-story-1.pdf (chfindiafoundation.org); interview with CHF Director

Contact :  info@chfindiafoundation.org

Community-led solid waste management – Koregaoni

Community-led solid waste management – Koregaoni

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Country India
City Koregaon Bhima, Maharashtra   
Name Community-led solid Waste management – Koregaoni
Date 2016
Description of the project CHF initiated its project on community-led solid waste management with the goal of to providing a simple, sustainable and natural method of composting.

Some of the project’s components are : building a recycling/composting unit, recruitment and training of community leaders, and finally, waste collection and composting. CHF installed electricity and drinking water in each unit, provided free by the local government. CHF initially tried to use existing buildings as recycling units, it proved easier to get land from the local government to construct a whole new building.

The project started with the formation of a committee of women in each community who will be responsible for managing the entire project. CHF conducts capacity building activities for these recruits, who then lead awareness activities in their communities to discuss solid waste management. Waste collectors are also recruited within the communities, and paid for their work. Besides, the project currently charges user fees of INR 100 per household to pay waste collectors and for repairs and maintenance of the recycling unit. Finally, the community project leaders take the initiative to speak to visiting bureaucrats or other officials to explain the value of the project.  

The efforts made by CHF in capacity building, training and construction of a composting unit proved sustainable even without corporation funding and CHF participation.

Urban Co-Governance Strong
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Weak
Tech Justice Weak
Project Website https://chfindiafoundation.org/index.html
References, sources, contact person(s) CHF annual reports found here: http://www.chfindiafoundation.org/about-us.html ;

Interview.

Contact : info@chfindiafoundation.org

Kigali Matserplan by Surbana Jurang

Kigali Matserplan by Surbana Jurang

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Country Rwanda
City Kigali
Name Kigali Matserplan (Surbana Jurong)
Date 2013
Description of the project The project is to update Kigali’s master plan, last approved in 2013, and renewed in 2015. Surbana Jurong updated the methodology of the plan. A phase of qualitative data collection leads them to create a vision of development for the city, a participatory process, an analysis of land use.

“The master plan transforms Kigali into a great city to live and work in by strategically guiding its development through optimal land use and facilitating rapid economic growth. Through the inclusive and participatory master plan, the city is positioned as a financial hub of east-central Africa to attract investments and create employment. Kigali’s development is characterised by a rejuvenation of the existing urban areas, transit-oriented growth, greater focus on affordable housing development in the suburban areas and the implementation of an attractive green network system.” (website)

The master plan is composed of a map with various layers in which they say how the land is used and then the technical implementation rules. There is also an implementation action plan, which establishes the stage of implementation of the plan, the stakeholders, the modalities, formation of a permanent assembly of stakeholders. When, what the priority, who is responsible, how much it will cost and physical elements.

All of this is available/will be available online, with simplified documents for non-technical people. In addition, for those who do not have access to the phone : citizens have access to tabacconists, which are trained, and who become an emanation of the public administration.

“Surbana Jurong’s master plan for Kigali City won the Best Overseas Planning Project Award 2010 and Best Planning Project 2013 in the Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP) Planning Awards.” (website)

Urban Co-Governance Strong
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Weak
Experimentalism Moderate
Tech Justice Moderate
Project Website Kigali City Master Plan – Surbana Jurong Private Limited
References, sources, contact person(s) Interview, and website (Kigali City Master Plan – Surbana Jurong Private Limited)

kigalimasterplan2050@kigalicity.gov.rw