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Social cohesion in Gilbert Hill: What can be done to better integrate the informalitywithin the formal planning process
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Socialsammanhållning i Gilbert Hill : Hur man bättre kan integrera det informella iden formella planeringsprocessen (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The government in Maharashtra are trying to rehabilitate the informal settlements in Mumbai

through the slum rehabilitation authority and its rehabilitation scheme and we wanted to learn

more about how it worked and how it affects living conditions for former residents of an

informal settlement and how it can differ from those still living there.

This study has a focus on a specific informal settlement in Mumbai, called Gilbert Hill.

Through observations and interviews with people living in the area, the research investigates

resident’s opinions and experiences. Interviews with officials, involved in the planning of

Mumbai were conducted, in order to learn how the interaction between formal and informal

structures looks like. The results will be presented in this report and will give an insight of the

life in an informal settlement in Mumbai as well as the thoughts and efforts with the

rehabilitation of said settings.

Our findings have been analysed and discussed in the light of David Harvey’s The right to

city, displacement theories, theories about the public private partnership and what it is that

makes informal settlements to persist.

We have discovered that it is not as easy as to just redevelop an informal settlement according

to a uniform plan. Residents have special bonds to the neighbourhood, both between each

other and to the place itself. Even though the residents might be viewed as impoverished and

underprivileged they still should have a right to form their future as well as their

surroundings. They certainly have a will to do so.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
Informal settlement, positive qualities, reasons for persistence, attitudes, living patterns
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-231484OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-231484DiVA, id: diva2:1228772
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Degree of Master - Sustainable Urban Planning and Design; Master of Science in Engineering - Urban Management
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Available from: 2019-01-28 Created: 2018-06-28 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved

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