The peripheral lives of India’s urban poor1 min read 30 Mar 2021, 10:41 AM IST
The focus of urban policies should not just be on creating new housing but new ‘neighbourhoods’ that are integrated with the rest of the city, a new study suggests
The pandemic has exposed the bare living conditions of India's urban poor, bringing back low-income housing on the policy agenda. But a study of low-income housing in Ahmedabad and Chennai finds that such low-income housing projects are often situated on the periphery of urban areas, creating alienation rather than a sense of belonging among the poor.
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