alexa The Technical Training Resource Centre (TTRC): building community architects


Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology

Author(s): Ismail A

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This paper describes how the Technical Training Resource Centre (TTRC) was set up by a young trainee of the Orangi Pilot Project—Research and Training Institute (OPP—RTI) to support better quality housing and infrastructure provision in the kaatchi abadis (informal settlements) of Karachi. The centre’s work includes technical advice for constructing or extending houses and schools, training in construction for those with diplomas in civil engineering and architecture, and training for young people to undertake neighbourhood-level documentation and mapping (this is needed for planning upgrading and for negotiating with government authorities for infrastructure and tenure). The paper also discusses the difficulties that the TTRC faced, including generating sufficient funding to cover its costs.

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This article was published in Environment and Urbanization and referenced in Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology

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