Urban systems are not liner and the cityscape provides a conceptual framing of where sanitation services are located vis a vis urban residents' demand, tenure, neighbourhood typologies and the ability of the city to deliver basic services.
|The Sanitation Cityscape Conceptual Framework : understanding urban sanitation systems
|Year of Publication
|All systems go! WASH Systems Symposium, The Hague, the Netherlands, 12-14 March 2019
|10 p.: 5 fig.
|The Hague, The Netherlands
|cityscape, conceptual framework, environment, sanitation, urban
The Sanitation Cityscape Framework locates sanitation service delivery within a wider urban systems framework. Urban systems are not liner and the cityscape provides a conceptual framing of where sanitation services are located vis a vis urban residents’ demand, tenure, neighbourhood typologies (i.e. the living environment) and the ability of the city to deliver basic services (i.e. the enabling environment). The Sanitation Cityscape considers complex urban sanitation service delivery systems. It locates existing tools (i.e. Living Conditions Diamond (Gulyani and Basset 2010); the SFD (2017) and enabling environment analysis (World Bank 2016) to look beyond the linear framing of sanitation services to gain a better understanding of the surrounding context and externalities. It captures what is happening around sanitation service delivery and why, highlighting the key interfaces between sanitation stakeholder and some unusual suspects who are sometimes overlooked in the sanitation value chain. This paper will present the framework itself as well as a case study application of the framework to an urban sanitation baseline survey. Using the Sanitation Cityscape Framework, 16 indicators describe the sanitation service delivery context under 4 thematic areas: i) the living environment ii) the service delivery environment and ii) the enabling environment and iv) key interfaces.