WIT Press


Development Of Typologies Of Slum Settlements: The Case Of A Million Plus City Of India

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130131

Volume

179

Pages

12

Page Range

153 - 164

Published

2013

Size

134 kb

Author(s)

P. O. Singh, K. K. Dhote & N. Soni

Abstract

Indian cities are growing at an alarming pace. Indian cities are built in layers and have faced many transformations in context to political, cultural and economic determinants. Their growth has been accompanied by the growth of urban slums. This paper is developed in the background of the presently running central government scheme of slum redevelopment and slum free cities. It aims at developing a typology of urban slum settlements with respect to location, poverty, housing and services of land and identifying the prime factors for considerations in case of suitability assessment of land for development and redevelopment proposals. The typology is developed through a case study of million plus city of central India – Jabalpur. The method identified for deriving typologies is based on the system of development of a matrix which ranks the severity for intervention for prioritization of slums and sector wise intervention on the basis of typologies developed. Keywords: typologies, slum redevelopment, urban land.

Keywords

Keywords: typologies, slum redevelopment, urban land.