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

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Salvaging and Scapegoating: Slum Evictions on Chennai's Waterways

The latest Cooum river restoration project in Chennai aims to focus on slum eviction as an achievable first step. A 19-kilometre elevated expressway on the river is also planned. Together estimated to displace over 18,000 families from the banks of the Cooum, these two projects testify to how waterfront development, beautification, and eco-restoration, along with high-end infrastructure serve multiple purposes - both as direct strategies for capital accumulation through real estate value, as well as idioms through which cities position themselves in the global arena.


Salvaging and Scapegoating: Slum Evictions on Chennai’s Waterways

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