Understanding the idea of affordable housing

With support from Heinrich Boll Stiftung, a week-long study tour of social housing approaches in Munich, Germany, has broadened SPACES FOR CHANGE’s  understanding of affordable home-ownership models that can be deployed to increase housing delivery to low-income earners and the urban poor. From Lagos, to Abuja, to Port Harcourt, and other Nigerian cities, millions of urban poor dwellers…

The Demolition of Otodo-gbame Community is Illegal and Must Stop!

SPACES FOR CHANGE (S4C), Centre for Children’s Health, Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), Communities’ Alliance Against Displacement (CAAD), and concerned members of the human rights and legal community in Lagos State, unanimously condemn the continuing attack and demolition of the homes and properties of predominantly urban poor residents of Otodo-gbame community in Eti-Osa Local Government…

Institutionalizing Community Inclusion in Urban Governance

Spaces for Change.S4C‘s director, Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri was among the speakers that spoke to world business and political leaders, mayors and heads of municipalities in Africa at the AFRICITIES VII Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her paper titled, “Institutionalizing Community Inclusion in Urban Governance” examined how the economic theories of privatization and liberalization have disrupted traditional land…