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What Mumbai's slums do right, and why we should emulate them

McQuarrie, Michael (2013) What Mumbai's slums do right, and why we should emulate them. Shelterforce, Winter (12-13).

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Abstract

Sometimes to understand our own cities and community development practices it is helpful to understand a radically different setting. In the slums of Mumbai one thing is immediately evident: the Indian understanding of “slum” and the American one are radically different. Unlike the hyperghettos of the United States—spaces that are depopulated, run down, and crime-ridden—Mumbai’s slums are often safe and bustling hives of activity.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.shelterforce.org/
Additional Information: © 2013 National Housing Institute
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD8689 Working Class - India
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 09:34
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52516/

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