Free Essays on Slums

  1. Slums

    Slums Introduction A Slum refers to informal settlements within urban areas or cities. The informal settlements depict inadequate housing and miserable condition with reference to living standards (Meade p 43). In the slums, numerous individuals seek housing facilities within small living spaces...

  2. Slums

    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. According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing...

  3. Slums in Mumbai

    lives in urban areas. The combination of rapid urbanization, scarce resources, and high population growth are taking a toll on individuals living in slums in poor areas such as Mumbai. Since Mumbai is a pretty expensive place to live in, it is home to some of the world’s richest and poorest people. “Today...

  4. Slums

    Urban slums are settlements, neighborhoods, or city regions that cannot provide the basic living conditions necessary for its inhabitants, or slum dwellers, to live in a safe and healthy environment. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) defines a slum settlement as a household...

  5. Urban Slums

    Urban Slums: Reason for Concern? The definition of a slum varies from one form to another depending on the background or country from which an individual comes from. Someone from a rich country may define slums as old run-down buildings, whereas someone from a poor country will define slums as un-serviced...

  6. SOC 300 Midterm Exam

    to: Question 16 Which of the following is necessary for slum residents to improve their lives? Question 17 All of the following are primary reasons people in developing nations move to cities EXCEPT: Question 18 Government policy toward slums in cities such as Lagos and Rio de Janeiro could BEST be...

  7. slums in India

    THE CONDITIONS OF PEOPLE WHO LIVING IN INDIAN SLUMS The definition of "slum" varies from country to country. In India, The Slum Areas Improvement and Clearance Act of 1956 defines 'slum areas' as places where buildings: are in any respect unfit for human habitation; and are by reason of dilapidation...

  8. The Real Slums of the World

    The real slums Mads Rosenberg Slums can be found on almost every continent of the world, but they often occur in the poorest countries of the world. A slum is a part of a city, which is run-down, and without any kinds of humane facilities. Slum buildings may vary from simple shacks to well-maintained...

  9. Slums in India

    Slums in India By indiafacts on August 2, 2010 in Poverty 0 According to NSSO these are some  facts about slums in India 2008-2009. About 49 thousand slums were estimated to be in existence in urban India in 2008-09, 24% of them were located along nallahs and drains and 12% along railway lines. • About...

  10. Drought in Dharavi

    Survival Comes First In Mumbai Slums 3:38pm UK, Friday December 11, 2009 Anna Botting, Sky News presenter The slum-dwellers of Dharavi still talk about when director Danny Boyle came to town to shoot Slumdog Millionaire. [pic] Trash is turned into treasure in the slums - and the community thrives ...

  11. Kiberia

    people have to face living there. Kibera is mostly known as a huge slum area and is a division of the Nairobi area which is in Kenya located in the East of Africa. It is a neighbour to the city of Nairobi and Kibera is the largest Slum area in the whole of Africa. Kibera's population is near 2.5million...

  12. Suburbanization

    rising spread of gangs among teenagers and adolescents, especially in inner-city areas of leading urban centers such as New York and Chicago. The slums of these cities, consisting of a poor and struggling population that contradicted the prevalence of domestic comfort and security in America’s mainstream...

  13. Slums

    there isn’t a specific person or group of people to be blamed for the dangerous living condition in slums. There could have been people that had the ability to help improve the living conditions in slums, but they didn’t. What is the reason? Money. The world revolves around money; it did then, still does...

  14. A Home For Slum Dwellers

    A home for Slum Dwellers Out of the BOX Deters Definition of a Slum A Slum, for the purpose of Census, has been defined as residential areas where dwellings are unfit for human habitation by reasons of dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangements and design of such buildings, narrowness or faulty...

  15. life in slums

    the condition of people living in Slums (355 Words) by Puja Mondal Essay Essay on the condition of people living in Slums! The parts of the cities, where these slums are located, are quite congested, as they are over populated. The conditions of the slum areas in metropolitan cities have...

  16. Report Slums

    Report No. 534(65/0.21/1) Some Characteristics of Urban Slums 2008-09 NSS 65tthh Round (July 2008 –June 2009) National Sample Survey Office National Statistical Organisation Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Government of India May 2010 ÉʴɶÉäÞÉiÉÉAÆ ÉʴɶÉäÞÉiÉÉAÆ ➢ VÉÖãÉÉ<Ç...

  17. Slums in Mumbai

    reality – a city landscape dominated by massive, sprawling slums – some of the biggest in the world. According to the city housing authority, eight million out of the twelve million people in Mumbai live in the slums. And Mumbai is not alone. Slums are a global problem. They are home to one billion people...

  18. slums of manila

     The Slums of Manila: Cutting-Edge Poverty? Because of the industrial revolution, the invention of the automobile, and the consequent development of freeways, cities worldwide have expanded into the countryside. As though it were a conspiracy of the automobile and fuel industry, the government...

  19. Life in the Slums

    Life In The Slums Plan Intro: Life is tough living in the slums, but I'm used to it now so it's not as hard as it was when we first moved here. Especially considering we were looking to come to the city for a better lifestyle, and to have a better chance for my parents to get a job, and for my...

  20. Kibera Slum

    Kibera Case Study:- [pic] Kibera is a slum divsion in the City of Nairobi, Kenya. It is located 5 kilometres from the city centre. It is the largest slum in Nairobi and the second largest in Africa. A 2009 population and housing survey reported that Kibera’s population as 170,070. It is hard to...

  21. A Visit To A Slum

    A Visit To A Slum By:- Rebecca Diniz Guardian Angel High School India is a very big country and has millions of people living in it and slum – dwellers are a part of it too. Once I happened to visit a slum in India and after that I did a little bit of search to find out more about it. Every eight urban...

  22. otba sst msjfa

    Government policies at both the Central and local level and lack of planning for urban growth and management have led to the rise of slums. What is a slum? A slum for the purpose of Census has been defined as residential areas where dwellings are unfit for human habitation by reasons of dilapidation...

  23. Slum Rehabilitation in Mumbai.

    SLUM REHABILITATION IN MUMBAI. Ms. Purva Dewoolkar. K.R.V.I.A M Arch 1st year Urban Designing Prof. Manoj Parmar; Prof. Vikas Dilawari Seminar 31 October 2011 SLUM REHABILITATION IN MUMBAI. Contents 1. Abstract........

  24. Slums in Pakistan

    INCREASING RATE OF SLUMS INDICATING POVERTY OF PAKISTAN Pakistan, ranked 141 of 182 in the United Nation’s Human Poverty Index, faces complex development challenges and is characterized by major inequalities...

  25. Histroy of Urbanization

    facilities Better transportation Job opportunities Better living standards Better ambiance CONSEQUENCES OF URBANIZATION :CONSEQUENCES OF URBANIZATION Slums and squatter settlements are springing up at an ever-increasing rate rapid urban expansion is changing the face of the cities.Declining environmental...

  26. Dharavi Slum

    Dharavi Slum Location Dharavi slum is located in Mumbai, in India. The area is shown the photograph to the above. Characteristics and Conditions Mumbai has thrived economically in the recent years and now has one of the highest property prices in the world. Despite this the majority of the population...

  27. Doc. Slum

    In the slums of Normville, nobody was ever recognized for doing anything out of the ordinary, except for old Rufus who threw a football at the President back in1955. Ken Marciano was a local club fighter in Normville and was known for his strong courage and never-say-die attitude; he once knocked out...

  28. SOC 300 Midterm Exam ( 40 40 Correct Answers )

    Question 16 Which of the following is necessary for slum residents to improve their lives? Question 17 All of the following are primary reasons people in developing nations move to cities EXCEPT: Question 18 Government policy toward slums in cities such as Lagos and Rio de Janeiro could BEST...

  29. Irish

    segregation, and racism upon entrance into the United States. Finding jobs and decent homes was next to impossible; therefore, most Irish lived in slums and were very poor. Prejudice against Irish Americans was extreme to a point. Anyone who was Irish was considered “dirty, lazy, and stupid” ( ...

  30. “First World/ Third World City” Dichotomy

    general overview of Third World countries environment. In many parts of United States (U.S) itself, there are many major cities that are considered as slums and filled with the problems that most Third World city usually has. In addition, the Third World city in the US also associated with the growing number...