HOW THE “EMPOWER SHACK” IS HELPING SOUTH AFRICA’S POOR

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South Africa’s poorest are using a smart city approach to build their own so-called “Empower Shacks” on squatted land. Alfredo Brillembourg, co-founder of Urban-Think Tank, says the initiative with ETH Zurich means locals use data and modeling to create tailor-made social housing.

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