Building a Slum-Free Mumbai

slumhousing_yue_zhang_0From Mumbai to “Slumbai”

When you fly into Mumbai and the plane is landing, the first thing that meets your eyes is a cramped sprawl of corrugated iron–roofed huts. They are right next to the airport runway, quietly yet powerfully reminding you that you are entering a city where nearly half of the population lives in slums. As India’s economic capital and most populous city, Mumbai has a total population of 12.44 million — 42 percent of whom live in slums. The percentage of slum dwellers in the city is so high that locals joke that Mumbai should be renamed “Slumbai.”

Continue reading our fellow Yue Zhang’s article on slum redevelopment in Mumbai, India.

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