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2020. The year in which everything changed.
Education goes remote over one spring and summer in 2020.
Move away from individual settlements
Argument: Natural monopolies need regulators
Why having the government own and manage the water supply system makes sense
Universal provision - how?
Short-term and long-term solutions
Realitycheck: alternative and simultaneous systems are used by the poor
Consequences of market-based management frameworks: too little work on affordability
Need for a new discourse, so that we can start figuring out how to make water affordable to the poor
Water economics: state intervention is required
Affordable water: strategies
Informal settlements: why focus here and how
Affordability: interim measures
Argument: attention to water affordability means extending the piped water network
Economic costs of intermittend water
Alternatives: informal and semiformal processes
Watereconomics: what do the poor already pay?
Concept 1991, 2010: water as a human right
History lesson early 2000s: "low cost" water can still be unaffordable
Watereconomics: willingness to pay and the lack of piped water
Why affordability has been ignored
History lesson 1990s: even the rain
History lesson 1980s: the so-called profitable water market does not exist
Opening statement: urban water crisis underestimated
Opening statement: equitable access
Opening statement: piped utility water is the most affordable
Source of a mighty River
Like a Tree
Chega de Saudade
How do you make big shadows?
What does it mean to follow your own destiny?
What makes managing projects in the development sector unique and especially challenging?
From the stories...
What does the difference between capacity building and capacity development look like?
How can form aid function?
What impact does a structure/building, have on our lives?
How can form follow function?
Why is this blue gold?
What is the melody of a panorama?
What defines the ideal city of the future?
What do we need for a more inclusive city? The low middle and working class (reification)
What do we need for a more inclusive city? The ultra rich (reification)
What do we need for a more inclusive city? The high middle and rich class (reification)
What do we need for a more inclusive city? The poor in the peripheries (reification)
What happens when WASH is introduced to the peri urban land market?
Madrid awaiting in tension: democracy is an open end
What is the best architecture to gaze at the sky?
Awaiting a starlett sky.
What is the perverse logic of water price?
A sky full of stars.
Let the winds of heaven dance between you.
Beaches belong to us, humanity.
Eternity is a moment.
From the old astronomer (to his pupil).
Nature is a set of contracts.
Not poor. Still: trapped in informality.
What is the Law of the Forest? Are we in or with the Earth?
When did we start to specifically take urban land markets as an object of study? 1879?
When did we start to specifically take urban land markets as an object of study? 1983?
Possibly the most misguided ideas: zoning policies and an anti-pedestrian stance
What is the hidden wonder of exposure to beauty in a sea of raw human reality?
What is mightier than the mighty rivers of the tropical forest?
What is the speed of expansion?
What is the meaning of public squares?
Rooftop along mighty Nile river
Urban beyond the city?
What does it mean when it is written 'the poor you will always have with you'?
Is relocation necessarily bad? Realitycheck: where to?
Inequality and feeling the possibility of a higher social state - an antique?
The magic of an awaiting classroom.
Is this coexistence? Soundcloud
How can one enter if one is the mountain?
What are the three key factors that influence the value of a piece of land?
Gallo pinto - "spotted rooster" - food for thought on World Food Day
Whose public space?
Semi-permeable gated communities
World Urban Forum 6
Use before finalisation
The urban garden
Cross point favela/UNESCO
Invading fertile soil
Anticipating without funds
In-situ upgrading of the incremental.
For your espresso awakening - A simple question
After all, 'If you're hungry for truth and flowers - you should eat such things for breakfast.' Moonflower monologues.
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