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Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

First Ever GIS Study Shows 3,293 Slum Clusters in Mumbai

Mumbai now officially has 3,293 slum clusters. The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has, for the first time, carried out a Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of slums across the city, which shows that slum clusters are spread...

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums

Every kid likes to draw. But in India, young people living in slums are using their sketching skills to spur urban change. As part of a broader civic campaign centered on "child clubs," groups of children are creating detailed...

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Missing Maps Initiative Fills in Slums in Cities

The Missing Maps initiative is a project to map the slums around the world to improve services, aid public health, and improve the lives of millions. The initiative got it's start earlier this month by a teams...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Hanoi’s Leniency on Unplanned Structures to Enable Growth

Across the developing world, rural inhabitants are constantly migrating to the big cities and capitals looking for work. They often set up lives on the edge of cities, with homes made from whatever building material is available...

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

GIS, Google Earth Help NGO Map Sangli Slum Dwellings

When the slum dwellers of Sangli were first told about the plan for their relocation, the feeling of reluctance, uncertainty and insecurity had engulfed the people of 35 slums who were under the impression that they will...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Do we have to learn to live with slums?

The rich elite in cities across the world want to clear the slums which are now home to a billion people. But many of those who live in shanty towns like that which lines the banks of...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Mapping Shacks and Slums Helps Reduce Poverty

The benefits of mapping the informal settlement in slums has a large number of benefits. Detailing the settlement patterns allow for municipalities to provide services, such as water, sewer service and electricity. Mapping of slums provides the...

Monday, December 6th, 2010

70,000 Slums to be Left Out of Mapping

At least 70,000 slums in the city will get a breather from the new capital value-based property tax system the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had planned to introduce in March 2011. The BMC has no records of...