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Mumbai Slum

Pragmatic Approach to Slum Rehabilitation in Mumbai City (Part 3 of 4)

Local response to the issue: The understanding of the communicative processes provides people with opportunities to identify and recognize, share interests and grievance or develop collective strategies to express their concerns (Barnett, 2008). The issue of slums in Mumbai city if viewed as a distinctive form of the social organism is associated with the displacement …

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Mumbai Slum

Pragmatic Approach to Slum Rehabilitation in Mumbai City (Part 2 of 4)

Any city goes through an urban process and is directly related to its causal, communicative and action-oriented dimensions of critical spatial thinking framework. The Framework helps us to identify this relation as to how people gather together, live and work, what are the issues faced by them. In the case of Mumbai slums, the framework …

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Mumbai Slum

Pragmatic Approach to Slum Rehabilitation in Mumbai City (Part 1 of 4)

Introduction:  Internationally, Mumbai is the financial and commercial capital; forming a Gateway of India, and the powerhouse of the country (SECOA). It has emerged as a major international city of the 21st century with the capacity to encourage the growth and business with market-let economic liberalization policies in place. Mumbai city is strategically located for …

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

Towards Child Friendly Cities – Initiatives all over the World (Part 5 of 5)

This forms the concluding part of our 5 part series on “Child Friendly City”. Having discussed about the concept, need, importance, mechanism we will discuss about the existing and proposed policies to bring this into action. Along with the international initiatives we have elaborated on the policies and framework being followed in India to make …

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Need of children - Child Friendly Cities

Understanding children’s need through lens of Urban Planning (Part 4 of 5)

The Arising Questions The main aim is to look at children’s needs in a comprehensive manner through the lens of urban planning and design. The example discussed is in Indian context but very well applicable all over the world to understand the situation. The idea is to examine and analyze existing information on children in …

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Child Friendly City- safety

The need and importance of Child Friendly Cities (Part 3 of 5)

The mechanism of a Child Friendly City It is an attempt to define literature and interconnect it with real life contexts. It has most of the important parameters concerning children including safety and security, health, education, mobility, etc. Their participation (wrt above mentioned participatory forms) and perspective is also taken into account. The need and importance …

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Characteristics of a Child Friendly City - children participation

Characteristics of a Child Friendly City (Part 2 of 5)

“Children are not only our future, they are our present and we need to start taking their voices very seriously.” Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF. There are two points of view on the relationship between children and the urban neighbourhood, whether one considers the position of children in urban public space or the position …

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