Essays about: "slum upgrading initiatives"

Found 2 essays containing the words slum upgrading initiatives.

  1. 1. Gendered spaces : a socio-spatial study in the informal settlement Dharavi in Mumbai

    University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för planering och mediedesign

    Author : Helena Ohlsson; [2013]
    Keywords : Slum; informal settlements; urban planning; use of space; gender; urban form; hierarchy of spaces; gender-sensitive urban design; India; Dharavi.;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the relation between built form and sociocultural relationships with Dharavi in Mumbai as a case. The study explores gender segregation and the relation between use of space and urban form and in what way the built structure and its functions influence the everyday life. READ MORE

  2. 2. In the world of flying toilets - Perceived health benefits of improved environment. A case study of Nairobi slums.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management

    Author : Sara Norlén; [2011]
    Keywords : urbanisation; Nairobi; slums; water and sanitation; physical environment; health inequities; health benefits; slum dwellers’ perception; social determinants of health; capability approach; health belief model; social justice; slum upgrading initiatives; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This study explores how community members in Nairobi slums perceive the health benefits of improvements of the physical environment with focus on water and sanitation, how it can be obtained, further sustained and how the community members can be involved. Location and socioeconomic status variations were also explored. READ MORE