Houses for Urban Poor hang fire

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By Diana Sahu Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/houses-for-urban-poor-hang-fire/243132-60-117.html BHUBANESWAR: It will take two more years to give facelift to three slums in the city. The work being undertaken under Basic Services for the Urban Poor (BSUP), a component of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal� Mission (JNNURM), was launched in 2009 targeting slums at� Nayapalli Sabarsahi, Bharatpur Vikash Nagar […]

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Climate Change Threatens the Poor in Cities

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Analysis by Manipadma JenaSource: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107212BANGKOK, Mar 27, 2012 (IPS) – India, like other Asian countries, has focused its climate change adaptation strategies on rural and urban areas while neglecting the urban fringes, say experts. Peri-urban areas are characterised by haphazard, accelerated expansion and are farthest from basic urban services and infrastructure, according to United Nations-Habitat’s […]

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Art and Design – a catalyst for social cohesion?! – a picture blog

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By: Nidhi Singh nee Batra, Senior Programme Officer, PRIA “What is a City?” City is “a theater of social action,” and everything else-art, politics, education, commerce-only serve to make “the social drama richly significant, as a stage-set, well-designed, intensifies and underlies the gestures of the actors and the action of the play”.  City is “above all […]

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Slum – to be or not to be!

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By: Deepika Pandey, Assistant Prgramme Officer -PRIA In the year of 2005-2006 Raipur, Municipal Corporation had enlisted the various slums in its jurisdiction, their population and locations under JNNURM. According to that list, the total number of slums in Raipur was 282.Thereafter, as result of the implementation of various central and state sponsored schemes many […]

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‘Cutting corners’ proves dear to these residents – Bangalore

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Source: Hindu Paper , by Mr. Mohit M. Rao Houses built by slum board develop cracks in Sadamangala It’s been little over eight months since Leela S. shifted from her tin-shed in Byappanahalli into her allotted house constructed by the Karnataka Slum Development Board (KSDB) in Sadamangala near Whitefield. However, the unbridled joy of obtaining […]

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Status and opportunities of development for Urban Poor/slums dwellers in Jaipur city

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By: Mr. Krishan Tyagi, State Coordinator, PRIA- Rajasthan Rajasthan has 68,621012 Population with share of 24.89 percent (17,080,776) of urban population[i]. Rajasthan has 184 Urban Local Bodies i.e. 6 municipal corporations & 178 municipal councils/boards. 22.4 percent (38, 26,160) of urban population have to reside in slum areas in Rajasthan[ii]. Jaipur city is state capital […]

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TERRAURBAN quoted “To seek causes of poverty…

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TERRAURBAN quoted- “To seek “causes” of poverty in this way is to enter an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes.” – Jane Jacobs How would you define ‘urban poverty’?.. comments are welcome!!!! 0 votes

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Urban Poor and their participation – Realities of Chhattisgarh

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Urban Poor and their participation – Realities of Chhattisgarh By: Mahesh Dhandole, Programme Officer- PRIA click on the hindi text (image) below to enlarge it on your screen 0 votes

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Poverty Tourism: Exploring the Slums of India, Brazil and South Africa

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By Amanda Kendle Pick your way through a squatter settlement of Mumbai, India, where one million people live in an area half the size of New York’s Central Park. Step over rats in the shanty towns around Rio de Janeiro. Or meet local South Africans living in a Soweto township near Johannesburg, dubbed the most […]

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Every 3rd B’lorean lives in sub-human slum

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Sunitha Rao R, TNN Mar 17, 2011, 05.04am IST BANGALORE: Bangalore is hyphenated with Boston. Bangalored is a verb that denotes job loss through offshoring around the world. The glitz of the city’s towering tech campuses and the hype over its global IT city status hides the shameful fact that in the Bangalore of today, […]

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