Now online: Old Naledi: The Village Becomes a Town

Old Naledi: The Village Becomes a Town, by SvN Principal John van Nostrand, is now available online at Sumbola.

In 1978, John was retained by CIDA and the Government of Botswana to manage the Old Naledi Squatter Community Upgrading Project, which called for the upgrading of an existing squatter settlement of 12,000 persons to standards comparable with the adjacent city of Gaborone and the development of 560 new sites-and-services plots for relocated households.

John’s experience with the people of Old Naledi laid the foundation for the hundreds of projects he has been involved in since, in countries around the world – and continues to inform the firm’s core best practices and principles. He dedicated the book “to the people of Old Naledi and to their future.”

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