Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorTrivedi, Neeti
dc.contributor.authorTiwari, Reena
dc.contributor.editorJ Dixon
dc.contributor.editorA Dupuis
dc.contributor.editorP Lysnar
dc.identifier.citationTrivedi, N. and Tiwari, R. 2011. Redevelopment for urban poor: Assessing participatory strategies, in Dixon, J. and Dupuis, A. and Lysnar, P. (ed), Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, Nov 17-19 2010. Auckland, NZ: National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries.

Tensions are visible between spatial geography and the social order in contemporary city landscapes of both developing and developed countries. In Asian cities this ‘dual geography’ is visible where the rich seek protection within armed, gated communities with their shimmering high-rises away from or overlooking the organic, well-multiplied and established shanty settlements housing the urban poor. The vibrant informal sector within these shanty settlements constitutes 60 per cent of the city’s economy (Burdett & Rode, 2007), yet people living there remain marginalized. The question arises as to whether this vibrancy of the informal sector can be put to an improved use by the urban poor themselves. The purpose of this paper is to explore best practice in development strategies for urban poor. We examine a redevelopment project for urban poor in an Indian city. Here, a participatory approach has been used that searches for and identifies opportunities for socio-cultural, physical and economic wellbeing within the local context, offers alternate architectural technology using and interpreting local materials and skills, and involves the community from the planning to construction stages. This approach aids in local skills development and provides a sense of ownership towards the built environment. The key aspects of this approach are discussed in the context of wider literature on collaborative participation. They further provide a foundation for examining development strategies for urban poor in Australia. Although the contexts are totally different, with a view of re-development approaches in the developing and developed world, the paper attempts to find some common ground where synergies are visible for future improvement works, globally.

dc.publisherNational Institute of Creative Arts and Industries
dc.titleRedevelopment for urban poor: Assessing participatory strategies
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.title5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, 17-19 November 2010: refereed papers
dcterms.source.series5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, 17-19 November 2010: refereed papers
dcterms.source.conference5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateNov 17 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationAuckland, NZ
dcterms.source.placeAuckland, New Zealand
curtin.departmentSchool of Built Environment
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record