Housing for the Urban Poor
From Local Action to Global Networks

Peter Herrle Prof. Dr. Peter Herrle, professional background in sociology, architecture and urban planning. He has been a consultant to bilateral and international development agencies in various fields including housing, decentralization, participative planning, urban management and urban planning in many countries mainly in Asia and Africa. Since 1995 he is professor for international urbanism and head of the Habitat Unit at Faculty VI, Berlin University of Technology, since 2002 he is Advisory Professor at the Tongji University Shanghai. Numerous publications on urban development issues. Editor of the Habitat International Series at LIT-Publishers. habitat.unit(at)tu-berlin.de

Astrid Ley Dr. Astrid Ley is the leading researcher with a special focus on housing for the urban poor in South Africa. She is currently working as a senior researcher at HABITAT UNIT with a special focus on international urbanism, informal urban development, housing policies, civil society and governance.

Josefine M.Arch. Josefine Fokdal is senior researcher at HABITAT UNIT at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Germany) with a special focus on urbanization processes, governance, and mega cities in Asia.