Our Activities

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Architects for Society & People (ASP) supports communities in inadequate housing and built environment.  Trough the process of design with-by-for people, we aim to enable changes not only in physical environment but also, more importantly, social conditions within and around the communities. It includes the empowerment of the poor communities, of which voices are often neglected in a city. We support slum upgrading, community development, urban regeneration. All activities are community-driven and participatory process, which will eventually contribute to urban poor empowerment and capacity building. We also conduct research and international solidarity activities. Our role is not placed at providing ‘professional’ solutions. Our principle approach is to support the communities and people with finding out their own solutions and developing concrete plans. Major tools are as follow:

City-wide & community mapping, as a tool of creating a common ground

Physical upgrading, as a tool of community organising and capacity building 

Comprehensive site planning, as a tool of building a foundation for cultural and social system development

Community builder training, as a tool of making local culture and knowledge sustainable

Research, on urban poverty, marginalised people, housing, and slums, as a tool of leading relevant experts to more socially responsible roles in a sustainable way