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

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Spatial Reproduction of Urban Poverty in Global City

The study explores the impact of displacement and resettlement on slum dwellers evicted from two slums in Bengaluru to facilitate the construction of the metro rail in the city. The study documents the changes that have occurred in the socio-economic profile, livelihood status, and mobility of the slum dwellers, especially women, after the implementation of the rehabilitation package by Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation. Findings from this study clearly show that relocation to new areas has seriously affected the occupational and economic mobility, particularly of uneducated and elderly women. As a result, women’s contribution to the family’s income has drastically reduced, thereby exacerbating spatial reproduction of urban poverty.

New Forms of Urban Localism: Service Delivery in Bangalore

Residential welfare associations are a window of opportunity to consolidate loose networks of local associations engaged in activities around urban services. They have changed the dynamics of urban politics. This article attempts to trace how, while working in an increasingly globalised and polarised city like Bangalore, these groups demand a better quality of life and more equality for their members. It also assesses the collective urban practices through which individual grievances are redressed.
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