Keyword: demolition

Update Report on Port Harcourt demolitions

One of the De-roofed buildings in Njemanze Street, Port Harcourt This Report is given based on follow-up activity by the National Union of Tenants of Nigeria, which includes visits to the area and interviews with the affected persons. The Report will be update to include the living conditions of the affected and suggestions on how they could be assisted to alleviate their plights and prevent a reoccurrence.

Port Harcourt, Abonema Wharf: a community sitting on a keg of gun powder!

Mrs Gift George, women leader in Abonema Wharf community addressing the media during the Social Action organised press briefing on Wednesday, 27th January, 2010. Social Action in collaboration with Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) organised a press briefing at Abonema wharf community on Wednesday to once again draw attention to the plights of the over 200,000 people that would be displaced and rendered homeless.

Stuttgart:S21, citizens rebellion

The intended demolition of a beloved railway station and the uprooting of ancient park trees has led to a rebellion and calls for a new kind of governance. Every evening at eight o’clock for the last three months thousands of indignant citizen in this industrial hub, home of Mercedes, Bosch and Porsche, shout, whistle, blow their car horns or beat pans and pots in protest against the cartel of politicians and financiers who have made a mockery of democracy.  And on every Monday evening at six o’clock for months tens of thousands of these protesters have gathered in the central city park, the Schlossgarten, to demonstrate against the demolition of the city’s landmark Central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) and the felling of 283 park trees to make space for a lucrative new development project known as Stuttgart21 or S21 - the proposed date of completion in 2021).

No Demolition of New Orleans' Iberville Public Housing Development

This letter, addressed to HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, is to demand that the Department of Housing and Urban Development not award a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant to the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and City of New Orleans to demolish and privatize the Iberville Public Housing development.Please Take action, sign the petition!  and forward this message to other supporters of racial and economic justice in New Orleans.

Pasay City, Manila: Jihad at our Doorstep?

Resistance against evictions at Pasay City Muslim men and demolition crew were throwing stones at each other. Pasay police were firing guns.These were the scenes yesterday in the Pasay City, during the execution of demolition of shanties surrounding the mosque.

Port Harcourt, Alternatives for urban renewal

Port Harcourt Waterfront looking north over Aggrey Estate towards the State Secretariat A new report from urban development specialists at the Max Lock Centre (University of Westminster) gives further reason for concern over Rivers State's plan for sweeping demolitions of slum housing. The scale of the issue- up to 500,000 could be displaced by Port Harcourt demolitions - and its potential impact – remains obvious. If well developed, ideas from the report could support a renewal of southern Port Harcourt that would greatly exceed expectations and provide a much needed economic and social boost.

More than 50,000 people in Kenya at risk of imminent forced eviction

For people living in the area, the demolition of homes and businesses will be disastrous, © Amnesty International Kenya's government should halt the proposed eviction of more than 50,000 people living alongside the country's railway lines until guidelines that conform with international human rights standards have been adopted, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

China silences women housing rights activists ahead of Expo 2010

Shen Peilan (left), Mao Hengfeng (middle) and Jin Yuehua (right) "Better city - better life" is the theme of Expo 2010, which begins in the Chinese city of Shanghai on Saturday. Yet it is a hollow slogan for more than 18,000 families who were evicted from their homes to pave the way for China's global technology and innovation showpiece.

Mumbai, Dharavi, PROUD, 31 year of struggles and results

People’s Responsible Organisation of United Dharavi (PROUD) organized 4 public meetings on Housing Rights and Pressing for the immediate implementation of long standing Dharavi Redevelopment Programme (DRP) with about 800-1000 people in each of the meeting between 8th  January, 2011 to 16th  January, 2011. PROUD also celebrated it’s 31st  Anniversary Programme along with it’s 15th  Biennial Convention.

Istanbul. Video: Canım Sulukule../My Beloved Sulukule..

This photo-reportage witnesses the last 2 and a half years of Sulukule, a gypsy neighborhood in Istanbul now completely demolished as part of an urban transformation project carried out by the Fatih municipality, during the years 2005-2010. The people of Sulukule themselves wanted to have their pictures taken and they posed for the camera desiring to have one last memento of their homeland.

UK, Councillors vote to evict travellers from Dale Farm

We won't go, No pasaran, Zero Eviction at Dale Farm, UK (April 2011) Travellers and Romany people from across Europe have protested against the planned evictions. Travellers and Romany people will be forcibly removed from an illegal site in Essex if they do not leave voluntarily, councillors have decided. Basildon council's development control and traffic management committee voted to take direct action at Dale Farm, between Billericay and Basildon. The committee also voted to take out an injunction and take similar action at The Paddocks near Wickford.