Join us at the SaVI Conference 2018 on the 15th October 2018 at the River Club. CEO Michael Krause will be addressing “Sustainable development goals in informal settlements: using social capital and public space upgrading to promote safety”.SaVI conference programme October 2018 v4
From 1995 until the early 2000 he worked in Durban South Africa, mainly in informal settlements including Phoenix Settlement – Gandhi’s second Ashram. Since 2006 Michael leads a highly dedicated and transversal team that continuously shapes an area based approach in low income areas in South Africa to improve the quality of life as co-production between citizens, civil servants and other dedicated partners that want to make a difference through transformational practise.
VPUU seeks to combine dialogue between residents, local authorities with appropriate social, economic and cultural solutions to achieve sustainable and safe neighbourhoods on a human scale. VPUU has influenced local, provincial and national policy discussions, which is a small step towards listening to leadership from marginalised areas in becoming a more equal society.
He received a Merit of Award at the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize in Singapore in 2012. The VPUU Handbook was been published in 2014.