Essays about: "slum"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 75 essays containing the word slum.

  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. Puzzle pavement : a competition project for better streetscapes in unpaved informal settlements

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Jonathan Anderson; Daniel Eriksson; [2017]
    Keywords : dust pollution; informal settlements; public space; slum; slum upgrading; streetscapes; unpaved streets; water management;

    Abstract : The developing world’s population is becoming more and more urbanized in a very rapid pace. The urbanization combined with a too normative city planning and use of inefficient approaches from governments has in many cases led to the formation of informal settlements, where 860 million people lived in the year of 2013. READ MORE

  4. 4. Slum Upgrading and Community Participation - A case study on slum upgrading in Kibera

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Byggproduktion

    Author : Magnus Flinck; [2017]
    Keywords : Stakeholder management; stakeholder analysis; community participation; Slum upgrading; Slums; Kibera; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Construction projects will affect numerous actors with various interests, needs and demands. Different project will affect different actors where their specific interests will vary depending on project type but also throughout the projects execution. These actors are today referred to as a project’s stakeholders. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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