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Upgrading wet slums part 1: Meet the clients

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Using a bottom-up approach, the Floating City Apps Foundation, aims to upgrade waterfront slums with small scale instant solutions. Comparable to adjusting a smart phone with apps according to changing needs, the infrastructure in a slum can be adjusted by adding functions with City Apps. 

These apps are floating developments built using a standard sea-freight container, the container is assembled in the Netherlands and shipped to the wet-slum where it is placed on a locally constructed floating foundation. Because of their flexibility and small size they are suitable for installing and upgrading facilities for sanitation, housing, communication etc. They can be added to a slum using the available space on water.

More info: Floating City Apps
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roduced by: Koen Olthuis- Waterstudio.nl
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anguage: English
Year: 2013
Region: South Asia

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