slums Archive

  • Housing India

    The slums prevalent in many Indian cities are an evidence of the massive shortage of low cost housing. The census states that 42.6 million people lived in slums in 2001. This constitutes 15 per cent of the total urban population of the country and 22.6 per cent of the urban population of the states or union territories reporting slums. Why the crisis? The reason for this crisis is because India has not created housing in proportion to demand. We need to resolve this situation by two-ring strategy 1. Government subsidized Economically weaker section housing. 2. Drive the creation of Market drive affordable housing

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  • Bombay – city of light and dark

    Bombay – city of light and dark From the air (a view few of its citizens will ever see), the peninsula of the city of Bombay appears like an open hand – reaching and grasping into the Arabian sea. Its familiar districts transformed into the...

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  • Approaches in transforming Informal settlements.

    Can we ever develop an all encompassing formula towards improving informal settlement that works in all situations? We have discovered that there isn’t. From an era of ‘mass slum Rehab’ & ‘Slum improvements’ to in-situ slum up gradation and surgical operations within the milieu of informal settlements...

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