Free Essays on Slums

  1. Slums During the Urbanization Process of Turkey

    Experience Slums During the Urbanization Process of Turkey The word ‘slum’ was firstly mentioned by a writer called James Hardy Vaux, in his book ‘Vocabulary of the Flash Language’ which was published in 1812[1]. At those times ‘slum’ was also a synonym of illegal commerce. Today, ‘slum’ is used to...

  2. 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...

  3. MODERNISATION OF GHANA A CASE FOR SLUM UPGRADES.

    about 25 slums as recorded by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This number adds up to a total of 80 per cent of the total inhabitants of the capital city. Shelter and water forms part of the basic needs of human but it is the most deficiency when it comes to slum settlements...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. examinatiob

    theatrical productions such as Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men were created. Rose uses the jury deliberation of a young murder defendant from the slums, to highlight the power of the US judicial system and the power of collaborative decision-making. Similarly, deliberate construction of the ensemble...

  7. Urban Growth and Development

    Land Wild Life Endangerment Longer Commutes Greater Dependency on Vehicles Lack of Infastructure Pollution Public Health Urban Needs Urban Slums and Blight Urban Renwal and Community Development Government Title 24 Code of Federal Regulation B. Community Devlopment...

  8. Modern Brazil

    problems and political exclusion of many of Brazil’s social groups. In Brazil there are millions of slum dwellers who live in ‘shanty towns’ across the country, they are also called favelados. The slum dwellers are the poorest of the Brazilian population who live in horrible conditions that most Americans...

  9. 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...

  10. Rumman

    (SMBIS) .Chittagong Duration: October 2010-November 2011. Program Organizer and Anchor # Seminar on “slums of Chittagong“ # Seminar on “The State of English Education: Bangladesh Perspective “ # 3rd Reunion Festival (C U F School &...

  11. Is the Karma Ineluctable

    destiny... At first there is Mayawati Kumari. She was born in 1956 in Uttar Pradesh (an India part's of country) was a poor child who lived in slums of Delhi (the India capital's). Now, she is the 59 th woman the most powerful of the world. It's a dalits who became the politician the richest of...

  12. Compare the Attitudes to Poverty in the Films You Have Studied for This Topic

    chance of escaping the slum of Soweto in Johannesburg and therefore turns to a life of violent crime. This is a recurring theme in all three films, suggesting that there is a strong link between crime and poverty. Tsotsi himself represents the struggle for many citizens of the slums to escape poverty and...

  13. Science

    setting up of factories, and making buildings and houses. But there is a wide gap between demand and supply. It has led to spread of slums in cities and towns. The slums do not have basic amenities for the inmates. These people live in unhygienic conditions. They go for natural call in the open. This...

  14. shanty towns are a mixed blessing, discuss?

    the land these slums take up is usually in prime locations for city expansion and so can sometime restrain city growth, which begs the question on whether their existence is an economic hindrance to major cities. These are all points of consideration when looking at the role of slums. It has been...

  15. 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” ( ...

  16. R.C.H 2 -Mentioned Vulnerable Groups

    COMMUNITIES MODIFIED/DS(AP) 1 This document covers: (i) PIP for Vulnerable Groups (in general) (ii) PIP for Tribal Health (iii) PIP for Urban Slum Health PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES INCLUDING SC/ST Area Project/VOLUNERABLE COMMUNITIES MODIFIED/DS(AP) 2 BACKGROUND ...

  17. Slumdog

    roots in the slum to be able to be with Latika, and when he gets an opportunity to do this (in the form of an invitation to the “Who wants to be a millionaire?” game show), he must overcome the obstacle that the show and its host, Prem, put between him and winning enough money to escape the slum with Latika...

  18. Mega City - Dhaka

    income groups in the city. Under the pressure of its rapidly swelling population, this megacity faces rising real estate prices, exponentially growing slums, unemployment, exploitation, corruption, poor quality housing facilities, inadequate clean water supply and poor sanitation. These are all similar challenges...

  19. Mrs Sophie Preece

    Saharan Africa has shown that large areas of previously empty developed by informal squatter housing. Indeed, in Bangalore over 50% of the informal, slum housing greater than 6km away from the city centre is not “declared” and as such there is no security of tenure, yet the residents continue to build...

  20. THE MISMATCH BETWEEN THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND MORTGAGE UPTAKE IN KENYA

    current levels of construction but according to the Ministry of Housing (2012), it is 50,000 units a year. The deficit is largely filled by the growth in slum dwellings and continued self-construction of poor quality traditional housing. The housing gap can only be partially financed by mortgages, while other...

  21. “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...

  22. comparative politics

    core, and poor infrastructure engenders slum conditions. Many people living in rural areas perceive opportunities in cities and take action to migrate there, even though there are not enough jobs or housing to support them. Over one billion people now live in slum conditions, and the majority of population...

  23. Brazil Urbanization

    priority in its Millennium Development Goals discourse by devoting Target 11 of Goal 7 to improving me,hving conditions of at least 100 miUiorTurban slum dwellers by 2020. ) ^ \ ^ In particular, Brazil is a critically important manifestation of this trend. As a BRIC country and one of the top ten largest...

  24. 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...

  25. Geography Mega Cities

    05% unemployment rate with the informal sector estimated to account for one third of total employment. 5% of the city’s population currently lives in slums, as the government is unable to cater to the influx of migrants to the city centre each year. Due to ineffective water pipes and lack of resources 80%...

  26. Squatter Settlement in Kenya

    cases of the Kibera, Mathare, Korogocho, mariguini, mukuru, fuata Nyayo, Sinai, Mutindwa market, Mwaroto(Dandora), Kiang’ombe, Bangladesh among other slums and informal settlements. In most cases the homelessness occurs where one is forcefully evicted from a land where he/she has been squatting and has...

  27. 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...

  28. Morality in the 21st Century Civil Rights Movement

    intent, and circumstances that surrounded Dr. King’s decision to continue on and fight for equal rights for those that were segregated into Chicago’s slums. The deaths of two of Dr. King’s volunteers forced him to question whether they should continue to fight nonviolently for open and fair housing conditions...

  29. Last Lecture

    you never know what will come out of the situation or where it will bring or lead you in your long life. If you were some dope boy brought up in the slums of cities just doing your thing just to make due will teach you how to live on your own and if that person keeps their head straight in the right place...

  30. Poverty in

    is graduated in nursing at Petropolis University in Rio de Janeiro. However, she earns $ 250 per month. Sao Paolo is expensive to live, so favelas (Slums or poor neighborhoods) houses are the better solution for the poor; Lily lives in a favela house with her family. That was an example to show that Brazil...

  31. Mr Bob

    large areas of slums. How the India government is now trying to address the problem, an example of this would be in Mumbai where Dharavi is one of the most highly populated areas in the world with over 1 and a half million people living with effectively 1 square mile, all of which is slum housing. As the...

  32. Irish Twins

    million Irish came to North America. They often arrived penniless and were considered uncultured, uneducated and dirty—a pox on good society—living in slums like bees in a hive. Unskilled workers who made as little as eight cents a day back in Ireland could earn a dollar a day in America. This caused resentment...

  33. 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 ...

  34. An Elementary Classroom, Spender

    by the pronoun "all", beginning the line, and it appears not only as "slum" but even "foggy slum", not a precise place, everything in it is doubtful, blurred, might as well not exist and maybe even not exist as the pejorative "slum" might suggest. It also seems that the classroom is too little to contain...

  35. Comparing and Contrasting Native Son and Cry, the Beloved Country

    Beloved Country takes place more or less in the same time period, with only a few years difference (the mid 40s), only it is not set in the slums of Chicago, but in the slums of South Africa, more specifically, Johannesburg, a thriving, seemingly attractive city that attracts small-towners and swallows them...

  36. with reference to examples, discuss the degree to which the level of economic development in a country affects planning and management in urban areas

    their own cheap homes on the side of the main city called a slum. These slums can prevent easy excess in and out of the city; but, not only this because way that the houses are built there are no proper facilities for the people in the slum. Disease is often a consequence of poor sanitation and crime...

  37. My Xperience

    chance to work in both rural and urban settings of my community. It was in mobile heath clinics giving health cover to underserved population of urban slums where I realized that not every individual can access a pediatrician, gynecologist or geriatric specialist and there is an important role of family...

  38. 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...

  39. Importance of Educating Children

    Innovation in the Slums Charles Leadbeater states that you view the world through your vantage point; the way you think, what you have been exposed to will affect the way you see and interpret the world. This lecture builds a little from Mr. Mirta’s experiment. Many of the children in slums drop out of school...

  40. Marks of a Lifetime

    put on our big boy pants and just get it done. Our way there wasn't comforting. The city this parlor is located in is very ghetto and looks like the slums. Now im really worried that this guy is some crazy meth head ready to knock us unconsious and kill us slowly. We drive up to the parlor and it looks...

  41. "The main issue facing Britain in 1825 was dealing with the end of the french wars." Haw far do you agree with this statement.

    classes. Politicians at this point were very self-absorbed and didn't really care about the people. This meant that people were forced to live in cramped slums. In addition to this the government did not offer their services to their people. The French wars brought dislocation, inflation and high prices...

  42. crime against women

    Reception hostel to be set up in each district as transit accommodation for women in distress. 5 th Feb. 2009 Women Constable to be deployed in slums and areas near lacking civic amenities. They should interact with women and identify habitual /potential harassers /molesters to take preventive action...

  43. Jaisjakkxkakx

    That hot Kenyan Saturday afternoon, I was thirsty and exhausted as I returned from my routine walk into the endless Kibera slums. Into the valleys and over the hills covered by shanties, I plodded through the maze of busy dirt roads. I was angry with myself for venturing too far and was running late...

  44. India Mdg Goal 7

    sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, D) By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers (United Nations, 2013). The latest country report on MDGs was issued by the government of India in 2011. According to the report...

  45. Urbanization in Third World Countries

    any of the things that we just have to enjoy, like cars clothes candy drugs television and entertainment. Eventually large slums develop around or inside of the cities, in these slums; large groups of poor and uneducated people end up living together in poverty. The World Bank met in 1999 to address these...

  46. Maggie: a Girl of the Streets

    can an overweight, brutal, alcoholic be a role model of mother or a critic of her children? Even Pete acts according to the moral hypocrisy of the slums when he rejects Maggie only because she has been rejected by her family. Impressionism is another resource in the novel to show the impressions, feelings...

  47. All Debate Topics

    the “slum dog millionaire”? a. Danny Boyle b. Jose Jones c. Freddy Charles d. Steve Rod 12. Which film got the best picture at the 14th critic’s choice award in santa monica California? a. Spider man 111 b. Quantum of solace c. The day world stood still d. Slum dog millionaire ...

  48. Apathy

    -Hellen Keller A few might think that when Helen Keller spoke those words, she was speaking of some unfamiliar malady that affects people in the slums. Or that she was addressing of an aberration that can be brought into being only in the mentally-unhinged. Those who believe those falsehoods have been...

  49. Tamil Nadu Slum Clearence

    TAMILNADU SLUM CLEARANCE BOARD NEED FOR IT ? A shelter with basic amenities is the most essential need of a human being. The influx into the city was caused primarily due to the unskilled labourers from the neighbouring rural areas entering into the city in search of jobs. Due to lack of required skills...

  50. 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...

  51. Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    the case, however; as seen in Katherine Boo’s novel Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. This novel is set in a slum right next to the Mumbai International Airport called Annawadi. It focuses mainly on the life and story of the stories main character. Abdul Husein...

  52. Urban problems are the same the world over and require the same solution to what extent do you agree with this view

    area more than half of that population live in poverty in slums, which cover huge sectors of the area. The Dharavi slum is a great example of over cramming of members of the population in small areas of space. They are known as the Dharavi Slums. Although it doesn’t seem the same, we suffer from similar...

  53. mr xxx

    rahMos Kibera A division of Nairobi Area in Kenya, Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa. Living conditions are extremely poor and even basic services like running water, electricity and sanitation facilities are lacking. Peepoople, a Swedish firm, is using Kibera as a place to test its...

  54. 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........

  55. 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...

  56. 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...

  57. The Technology Behind Water Power

    reliably supplying a small town with electricity. A film by Joachim Eggers (sp) Urban shanty towns discover benefits of clean energy   Urban slums are increasingly discovering the benefits of clean energy Rural populations in developing nations are increasingly moving to cities, leading to soaring...

  58. liberal reforms

    Squalor or slum housing in each major town and city who all had very poor and overcrowded housing. The diseases of poverty was a major problem, clean water had got rid of major epidemics of diseases like Cholera but diseases such as TB, Scarlet Fever, Polio and Rickets swept through the slums. One solution...

  59. Poor Housing and Accommodation in Malawi and How We Can Advocate for Change

    migrate to the cities, especially Blantyre city which happens to be the most congested city in Malawi. This becomes a problem because you find that slums start developing in cities that are supposed to show the beauty of the nation. Most Malawians who live in rural areas migrate to urban areas in search...

  60. Ballot or the Bullet

    richer and richer. The community out of which you take your money becomes poorer and poorer. Then what happens? The community in which you live becomes a slum” Malcolm X wanted blacks to take control of their own communities by spending their money within them, not out in the white communities, or in their...