In the 1970s and 80s, bottom-up slum upgrading schemes inspired by the ideas of British-born architect James F.C. Turner benefited tens of thousands of residents of Mumbai. Current policies incentivize top-down redevelopment, harming slum dwellers.
Jun 21, 2013 Next City
Kerwin Datu reflects on the implications of treating the world's diverse mixed-use slums as residential only enclaves.
Jan 18, 2012 The Global Urbanist
With not much undeveloped land left in Mumbai for fresh developments, the city’s real estate growth will largely be propelled by the success of its many slum redevelopment schemes, according to a recent study.
Nov 6, 2010 LiveMint.com
"Officials argue that the main problem with Cairo is not that it is too big, but that three-quarters of its inhabitants are concentrated in a 20km radius from the center," reports Heba Saleh
Jul 25, 2010 Financial Times
The city of Baghdad is looking to revitalize its Sadr City slum through a $10 billion, 10-year redevelopment plan.
Jan 26, 2010 Reuters