ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Upgrading Slums: With and For Slum-Dwellers

Although informal settlements are proliferating in cities across low- and middle-income nations, there is 40 years of experience to draw on in upgrading these "slum" settlements. The concept of upgrading itself implies an acceptance by governments that the slum to be "upgraded" is legitimate and that the inhabitants have a right to live there. Yet the plan to redevelop Dharavi in Mumbai using commercial developers goes against what we have learnt about good practice in upgrading.
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