Be­ing a South­ern In­no­va­tor: An Ur­ban Guide

Southern Innovator - - CITIES & URBANIZATION -

In re­search­ing this is­sue of the mag­a­zine, we iden­ti­fied some com­mon tips from other ur­ban dwellers who have found a way to make a liv­ing and im­prove their lives.

Across the global South, cities are grow­ing fast. Some cities are do­ing this in a very or­ga­nized and planned way, but the ex­pe­ri­ence for most peo­ple is far more chaotic and hap­haz­ard. In this is­sue’s sce­nario, we lay out the steps to take for some­one who has ar­rived in a fast-grow­ing city and is stay­ing with rel­a­tives un­til he/she ob­tains a steady in­come. Ar­riv­ing in the sprawl­ing sub­urbs, in a city with high rates of poverty, what will our in­no­va­tor do? Cur­rently sleep­ing on the floor of a makeshift shack owned by a rel­a­tive, our in­no­va­tor had left a de­press­ing life in a ru­ral home town many kilo­me­tres away. Dream­ing of be­com­ing a nurse and hav­ing a fam­ily, our in­no­va­tor has life sav­ings of US$100 to get his/her new life go­ing. What should he/she do to get closer to his/her dreams in the big city?

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