CMAP Hiring Community Planning Lead for Urban Futures Project
CMAP, a Cities Alliance partner organisation, is seeking a Community Planning Lead for its Urban Futures project based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Apply by 6 May 2016.
[18 April 2016] -- The Community Planning Lead will be heading Urban Futures, the Human City Project’s participatory mapping and planning programme. The programme aims to share with young people in the city’s marginalised communities the skills and tools to participate in the mapping and planning of their neighbourhoods, implement demonstration projects and develop responsive development policy.
About Urban FuturesIn 2009 the government of Rivers State, Nigeria, began a programme to demolish largely informal ‘waterfront’ settlements in the state capital, Port Harcourt, that are home to up to 480,000 people. The Human City Project is building the strategic and technical capacity of these excluded communities to participate meaningfully in their own development and the shaping of their city. The project focuses on rights-based media advocacy, collaborative architecture and participatory urban planning.
The purpose of this project is to move from a process of demolition without prospect of regeneration to partnership-driven development within the waterfronts of Port Harcourt and the city at large. Core programmes include: the design and build of a floating community radio station and media centre; an extensive professional radio training programme for waterfront residents and the establishment and support of a community-based organisation to govern and operate it; a youth-led participatory mapping project; and a multistakeholder pro-poor urban planning programme.
The Human City Project also runs a mobile cinema programme, a litigation programme and university teaching and research collaborations.
The project is supported and implemented by a number of collaborating partners, including: Amnesty International; Comic Relief; Cities Alliance; King’s College London; NLÉ; United States Institute for Peace; Roehampton University and UN-Habitat.