Achilles Kallergis (MA in International Affairs, The New School) is a doctoral candidate in Public and Urban Policy at the New School. His research interests evolve around the question of informal settlements and urban policy. More specifically, he is interested at the role of community groups and their contribution mechanisms in the provision of housing and basic services such as water and sanitation. Achilles has consulted for the Gates Foundation and the World Bank and has collaborated with community networks such as Slum Dwellers International and the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights. Currently, he is coordinating the African Cities International Field Program offered by the Graduate Program in International Affairs. He is teaching a class on Slums and Urban Development and a class on Urban Development in Africa.
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