Fund the Missing Middle
Tanya Dayaram
Faculty: Engineering and Built Environment
PhD Engineering and Built Environment 
Why should i fund you?

There is insufficient understanding and therefore ineffective plans for growing the economy and thereby for developing better human settlements. The contributions which I intend to work toward include:

 

A. Mechanisms to reducing urban poverty by developing systems for economic infrastructure, assessing the impact of the informal economy and governments response to the sector and finding alternative models for supporting economic growth; and

B. Practical strategies and recommendations for changing the racial geography of the country, specifically looking at KwaZulu-Natal where the terrain and major routes create physical division – expressed very basically as attempting to use Cities as the core human habitat and thereby connections with a sense of community where changes in perceptions and attitudes can occur. Without funding I will not be able to make these contributions.

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