Habitat Unit

DAAD/BMZ, 2010 – 2013
Dr. Paola Alfaro d'Alençon, Renato D'Alençon Castrillión, Prof. Dr. em. Peter Herrle, Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz

Housing-Manufacturing-Water: Improving the living conditions of the urban poor

The Housing–Manufacturing–Water (HMW) program was initiated in 2009 as a collaboration between the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and six partner universities in Africa, Latin America and India. It was funded by the German Academic Exchange Networt DAAD and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Since its inception, HMW has pursued the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge fields into yearly common learning projects and workshops. Urban designers and planers as well as manufacturing and water engineers work together to develop adequate strategies for the achievement of the UN's Millennium Development Goals, especially those referring to the development of sustainable housing areas, supply of drinking water and generation of income sources.

The project was funded by German Academic Exchange Network (DAAD) and German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


Paola Alfaro d'Alençon

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