Slums

Some articles on slums, slum:

Marie Huchzermeyer - Newspaper Articles
... the Shack Dwellers, Mail Guardian, June 2009 (with Kerry Chance and Mark Hunter) Reply to KZN Slums Act Judgment, Witness, March 2009 Slums Law Based on ...
Mike Davis (scholar) - Criticisms and Reviews
... His book Planet of Slums inspired a special issue of Mute magazine on global slums ... Davis' work, particularly Planet of Slums, has been criticized by Merrifield and urban studies professor Tom Angotti as "anti-urban" and "overly apocalyptic." As he states in Planet of ... Amazon Customer Reviews of Planet of the Slums generally repeat the high praise for the book's documentation and readability for which Davis is well known ...
Bangalor - Civic Administration - Slums
... to a 2012 report submitted to the World Bank by Karnataka Slum Clearance Board, Bangalore has 862 slums from total of around 2000 slums in Karnataka ... It is estimated that about 20% of Bangalore population reside in urban slums ... The families living in the slum are not ready to move into the temporary shelters ...
Slum
... A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency UN-HABITAT, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security ... United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from a massive 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing world between 1990 and 2005 ... to rising population, and the rise especially in urban populations, the number of slum dwellers is rising ...
History of Slum Upgrading
... requiring more invasive measures and thus giving rise to the idea of slum upgrading ) ... Freedom to Build, in which he argued for a theoretical strategy to solve the problem of slums ... Many countries have shifted policies towards slum upgrading policies (where the inhabitants are not inherently evicted from their dwellings) and away from what was once the policy and practice of governments ...

Famous quotes containing the word slums:

    One of the saddest sights of the slums is to see the thrifty wife of the working man, with her rosy brood of children, used to country air and sunshine, used to space, privacy, good surroundings, cleanliness, quiet, shut up amid the noise and dirt and confusion, in the gloom of the slum.
    Albion Fellows Bacon (1865–1933)

    In frames as large as rooms that face all ways
    And block the ends of streets with giant loaves,
    Screen graves with custard, cover slums with praise
    Of motor-oil and cuts of salmon, shine
    Perpetually these sharply-pictured groves
    Of how life should be.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    But look what we have built ... low-income projects that become worse centers of delinquency, vandalism and general social hopelessness than the slums they were supposed to replace.... Cultural centers that are unable to support a good bookstore. Civic centers that are avoided by everyone but bums.... Promenades that go from no place to nowhere and have no promenaders. Expressways that eviscerate great cities. This is not the rebuilding of cities. This is the sacking of cities.
    Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)