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Informal Housing Marketsand Redvelopment

Granbom, Frida LU and Ljunghusen, Emeli LU (2011) In TVBP VBEM01 20102
Civil Engineering
Construction Management
Abstract
World-wide, the population is increasing rapidly and so is the number of people residing informally.
Hence the development of slums is increasingly becoming a rising problem. Consequently, the need
to acknowledge the issue and to find sufficient solutions has enlarged. The informal settlement of
Dharavi is facing a redevelopment and it is of importance to survey and analyse the current situation.
Dharavi consists of an area that represents many informal settlements and its development is at
present at an interesting stage, suitable for this research. By studying Dharavi useful information can
be obtained and later applied to other areas and future redevelopment projects.
There is an apparent lack of documented knowledge... (More)
World-wide, the population is increasing rapidly and so is the number of people residing informally.
Hence the development of slums is increasingly becoming a rising problem. Consequently, the need
to acknowledge the issue and to find sufficient solutions has enlarged. The informal settlement of
Dharavi is facing a redevelopment and it is of importance to survey and analyse the current situation.
Dharavi consists of an area that represents many informal settlements and its development is at
present at an interesting stage, suitable for this research. By studying Dharavi useful information can
be obtained and later applied to other areas and future redevelopment projects.
There is an apparent lack of documented knowledge regarding the impact of slum redevelopment. In
particular, this shortcoming concerns informal housing markets. The main purpose of this research
was to acquire knowledge regarding the process of property development in informal settlements
and to identify how such development would affect existing housing and rental markets. The purpose
was fulfilled by conducting a case study and a complementary literature study. During the case study,
information was mainly gathered through qualitative open-ended interviews with Dharavi
inhabitants as well as local field experts.
It has been found that a number of aspects regarding informal communities are affected upon
redevelopment. Some of the most substantial changes concern the informal housing market, where
juridical and financial changes are to be expected. Consequently, there are some positive as well as
negative outcomes of such redevelopment. The major positive outcomes are improved housing
standards and the creation of a healthier environment. The negative outcomes concern the
likelihood of remaining in the area, the difficulties to retain a livelihood and thus the risk of new slum
formation elsewhere. (Less)
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Granbom, Frida LU and Ljunghusen, Emeli LU
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VBEM01 20102
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TVBP
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TVBP-5421
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English
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3289990
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  abstract     = {World-wide, the population is increasing rapidly and so is the number of people residing informally. 
Hence the development of slums is increasingly becoming a rising problem. Consequently, the need 
to acknowledge the issue and to find sufficient solutions has enlarged. The informal settlement of 
Dharavi is facing a redevelopment and it is of importance to survey and analyse the current situation. 
Dharavi consists of an area that represents many informal settlements and its development is at 
present at an interesting stage, suitable for this research. By studying Dharavi useful information can 
be obtained and later applied to other areas and future redevelopment projects.
There is an apparent lack of documented knowledge regarding the impact of slum redevelopment. In 
particular, this shortcoming concerns informal housing markets. The main purpose of this research 
was to acquire knowledge regarding the process of property development in informal settlements 
and to identify how such development would affect existing housing and rental markets. The purpose 
was fulfilled by conducting a case study and a complementary literature study. During the case study, 
information was mainly gathered through qualitative open-ended interviews with Dharavi 
inhabitants as well as local field experts. 
It has been found that a number of aspects regarding informal communities are affected upon 
redevelopment. Some of the most substantial changes concern the informal housing market, where 
juridical and financial changes are to be expected. Consequently, there are some positive as well as
negative outcomes of such redevelopment. The major positive outcomes are improved housing 
standards and the creation of a healthier environment. The negative outcomes concern the 
likelihood of remaining in the area, the difficulties to retain a livelihood and thus the risk of new slum 
formation elsewhere.},
  author       = {Granbom, Frida and Ljunghusen, Emeli},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {TVBP},
  title        = {Informal Housing Marketsand Redvelopment},
  year         = {2011},
}