Rethinking Sustainable Sanitation for the Urban Environment

This paper gives an initial overview of the current state of urban sanitation with a North-South perspective, followed by a discussion of the new role of sustainable sanitation systems in future eco-cities. Planning innovations for urban sanitation, initial lessons learned and current challenges faced are addressed. Context specific challenges and opportunities are illustrated in a variety of urban settings, from non-tenured low-income settlements (slums) to middle- and high-income inner-city areas, to stimulate action on the ground.

LUETHI, C. MCCONVILLE, J. NORSTROEM, A. PANESAR, P. INGLE, R. SAYWELL, D. SCHUETZE, T. (2009): Rethinking Sustainable Sanitation for the Urban Environment. (= The 4th International Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) ). Amsterdam/Delft: International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) URL [Accessed: 12.09.2013]