Using tenure to build a “sanitation cityscape”: narrowing decisions for targeted sanitation interventions
journal contributionposted on 2015-05-08, 14:12 authored by Pippa Scott, Andrew Cotton, M. Sohail (Khan)
Sanitation interventions routinely overlook the implications of secure tenure for investment on the part of households. Drawing upon primary field research in Dakar, this paper presents a citywide sanitation planning framework that combines existing sanitation planning approaches with householders’ investment logic as a function of their tenure security and status. The resulting framework, the Sanitation Cityscape, maps what is happening to faecal material on a citywide scale and why, thus providing a snapshot of the sanitation status of the city and a rationale for targeted interventions along the sanitation service chain. The paper offers an approach for policymakers and practitioners to narrow the decision-making process for citywide sanitation service provision. It aims to target urban sanitation interventions that are appropriate to the urban tenure mix, including non-networked systems, and a greater emphasis on widening the scope of sanitation service provision to include tenure-neutral operational activities, such as faecal sludge management.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)
Published inEnvironment and Urbanization
CitationSCOTT, P., COTTON, A.P. and SOHAIL, M., 2015. Using tenure to build a “sanitation cityscape”: narrowing decisions for targeted sanitation interventions. Environment and Urbanization, 27 (2), pp. 389-406.
PublisherSAGE Publications / © International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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NotesThis article was accepted for publication in the journal, Environment and Urbanization [SAGE Publications / © International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956247815569415