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The project analyzed in this paper aims to involve the community in upgrading their neighborhood through place-making, which is a bottom-up approach known locally as Nafeer – a common tradition in Sudan. The project focuses on exploring the potentials of making human settlements in Sudan safe, resilient and sustainable so as to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

The paper was based on fieldwork and its data was collected through observation, interviews with community leaders, and a household questionnaire. It concludes by proposing place-making as a strategy for developing cities that suites Sudanese’s culture to make such areas livable, sustainable and resilient.

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