Urban planning and the challenge of slums
Having discussed the challenges of urbanization in general, and specific issues such as land management, rural-urban migration, greening of cities, urban renewal and other similar themes, let us now take up another critical issue for cities - that of urban poverty and slums.
How can urban planning address the issue of slums? How can it help improve the conditions of existing slums/slum-dwellers, as well as prevent the formation of new slums? Do relocation policies work, or are they simply contributing to the development of planned slums? Please share with us your experiences, ideas, and any innovative approaches or best practices that you may be aware of. Also give us your view on whether urban planning can indeed prevent slum formation, and if so, how.