RISE: A Case Study for Design Research in Informal Settlement Revitalisation Interdisciplinary Design Research in Informal Settlements

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the strategies and challenges of RISE (Revitalising Informal
Settlements and their Environments), an on-site slum-upgrading program focusing on human and environmental health. RISE is a five-year action research program that adopts an integrated approach to water-sensitive revitalisation of informal settlements and investigates its environmental and human health impacts. Funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Asian Development Bank, the program’s primary goals are to improve sanitation, mitigate flooding and improve dwelling and open space provision. Beyond health research and assessment, the program includes the development of a series of integrated urban design interventions for two pilot sites and 24 informal settlements in
the cities of Makassar (Indonesia) and Suva (Fiji), based on a design philosophy of community engagement, multi-functionality, and adaptability. The solutions are codeveloped with communities through an extensive process of co-design and engagement with work from a diverse interdisciplinary team, which includes experts from engineering, ecology, hydrology, architecture, landscape architecture and community engagement. The design interventions will take place in three rounds. The first round uses the pilot sites as a proof-of-concept to test the effectiveness of the design approach in informal settlement revitalisation. The second includes the development and implementation of interventions in six settlements in each of the cities. In the third, the design process is iterated for the remaining six settlements in each city. The paper
examines aspects of the action research in the design and delivery of revitalisation projects, focusing on the pilot project in Makassar. It reflects on the development of the intervention for a small community located in the subdistrict of Batua in Makassar, Indonesia and the challenges that informed the final design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18)
EditorsDuncan W. Maxwell
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW, Australia
PublisherThe University of Sydney
Pages461-478
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-0-646-99249-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAnnual Design Research Conference (ADR18) - The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 27 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Design Research Conference (ADR18)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period27/09/1828/09/18

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Ramirez-Lovering, D., Prescott, M., & Kamalipour, H. (2018). RISE: A Case Study for Design Research in Informal Settlement Revitalisation Interdisciplinary Design Research in Informal Settlements. In D. W. Maxwell (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18) (pp. 461-478). Sydney, NSW, Australia: The University of Sydney.
Ramirez-Lovering, Diego ; Prescott, Michaela ; Kamalipour, Hesam. / RISE: A Case Study for Design Research in Informal Settlement Revitalisation Interdisciplinary Design Research in Informal Settlements. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18). editor / Duncan W. Maxwell. Sydney, NSW, Australia : The University of Sydney, 2018. pp. 461-478
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Ramirez-Lovering, D, Prescott, M & Kamalipour, H 2018, RISE: A Case Study for Design Research in Informal Settlement Revitalisation Interdisciplinary Design Research in Informal Settlements. in DW Maxwell (ed.), Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18). The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 461-478, Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18), Sydney, Australia, 27/09/18.

RISE: A Case Study for Design Research in Informal Settlement Revitalisation Interdisciplinary Design Research in Informal Settlements. / Ramirez-Lovering, Diego; Prescott, Michaela; Kamalipour, Hesam.

Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18). ed. / Duncan W. Maxwell. Sydney, NSW, Australia : The University of Sydney, 2018. p. 461-478.

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Ramirez-Lovering D, Prescott M, Kamalipour H. RISE: A Case Study for Design Research in Informal Settlement Revitalisation Interdisciplinary Design Research in Informal Settlements. In Maxwell DW, editor, Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18). Sydney, NSW, Australia: The University of Sydney. 2018. p. 461-478