Essays about: "Slum Areas"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 34 essays containing the words Slum Areas.

  1. 1. WasteLess Musings- A sensitive approach to Urban Renewal in Chennai, India

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

    Author : Parvaty Balagopal; [2018]
    Keywords : Sustainable urban design; slum upgrade; urban renewal; waste management; architecture from waste; flood management; low cost materials; recycling; incremental; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : The city of Chennai evolved around the river, Cooum. The river supports irrigation to agricultural fields in the north and supplies water to the city of Chennai. It also acts as a major flood carrier for the city. Before the 1960s, the river was clean and used for activities such as bathing, boating and fishing. READ MORE

  2. 2. Fire Risk and Vulnerability in Urban Informal Settlements in Metro Manila

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Darlene Rini; [2018]
    Keywords : Urban fire risks; informal settlement fires; urban fire risk management; GIS; URDI; urban disasters; risk indexing; fire statistics; Metro Manila; Quezon City; Science General;

    Abstract : Urban fires, particularly in informal settlements in rapidly urbanizing cities in the developing world, are an “everyday disaster” that oftentimes goes unnoticed or under-served in the face of disturbances of the more “lethal reputation”. These disturbances of normal existence are arguably the most debilitating to vulnerable communities and sustainable development, and yet get little attention in disaster literature or in practice. READ MORE

  3. 3. Using geographical information systems in epidemiology : mapping & analyzing occurrence of diarrhea in urban–residential area of Islamabad, Pakistan

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Mirza Amir Liaquat Baig; [2017]
    Keywords : Islamabad; hotspots; GIS; geographic information system; disease; cluster; diarrhea; mapping; Pakistan; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Almost 2 million people are living in Islamabad, significant number of workforce commute from neighboring areas and other parts of the country. The city is facing restraint on natural resources due to increased urban migration coupled with rapid population growth. READ MORE

  4. 4. Visualization-Aided Design of Water Infrastructures in Informal Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC)

    Author : Evert Lagerberg; [2016]
    Keywords : Smart water management; informal settlements; urban de- velopment; Nairobi; information visualization;

    Abstract : Intermittent water supply is a major challenge in informal settlements (slums) in Nairobi, Kenya. Smart water man- agement is an emerging technology that uses sensory net- works for continuous monitoring of water infrastructure to detect anomalies and inform effective distribution of wa- ter resources. READ MORE

  5. 5. Civil participation in slum development projects : a case study of the civil participation in project Viva Lago Soldati, in Buenos Aires

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Laura Kristine Marianne Grace Bergman; [2016]
    Keywords : slum; participation; civil participation; slum development; villa; villa miseria; Lago Soldati; MFS; medborgardeltagande; medborgardialog;

    Abstract : Both the United Nations and the World Bank consider participatory slum improvement to be the current best practice for dealing with slum challenges. 10% of the population in Buenos Aires live in slum areas. Many of the residents work informally and are therefore unable to get the documents needed to get a house contract outside the Slums. READ MORE