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....% of the urban populations in developing wolrd cities lives in slums
It is now not as easy for city authorities to carry on using their old idea of slum management , sending in buldozers to demolish and and clear everything , thereby making residents homeless again . Authorities do not have the money to rehouse all the people . One policy is
Aided self help (ASH) a few changes implemented with the cooperation of city authorities and help from non-governmental organisations (NGO's) , can speed up the process of improvement
- giving slum dwellers legal titles to the land
- connecting them to essential services such as water , electricity and roads
- providing building materials , technical help and loans
community participation is vital in self help schemes because
families and neighbours do the work ; they are responsible for building houses on allocated plots . Successful schemes encourage and reinforce community spirit that often exists among people living in difficult circumstances
How do squatter settlements change over time
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