Slum Redevelopment

Mumbai Slum

Allowing Higher Density to Fix Slums

Despite its economic dynamism, Mumbai is known for a lack of adequate housing. Citywide increases to maximum Floor Space Indices (i.e., Floor Area Ratios) will increase living space per resident, provided the right redevelopment takes place.

February 24, 2015 - Vox

It's Time to Turn Back the Clock on Slum Upgrading

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.

June 21, 2013 - Next City

Towards a Right to Space

Kerwin Datu reflects on the implications of treating the world's diverse mixed-use slums as residential only enclaves.

January 18, 2012 - The Global Urbanist

Slum Redevelopment Drives Real Estate Market In Mumbai

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.

November 6, 2010 - LiveMint.com

Rapid Growth Puts Pressure on Planners in Cairo

"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

July 25, 2010 - Financial Times

Baghdad Plans Slum Redevelopment

The city of Baghdad is looking to revitalize its Sadr City slum through a $10 billion, 10-year redevelopment plan.

January 26, 2010 - Reuters

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