Central America is undergoing an important transition. Urban populations are increasing at accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges for development, as well as opportunities to boost sustained, inclusive and resilient growth.

At the slum decadal growth rate of 34%, the slum households are projected to go upto 18 million. 2 million non-slum urban poor households are proposed to be covered under the Mission. Hence, total housing shortage envisaged to be addressed through the new mission is 20 million.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Arvind V. Aswal Vs Arihant Realtors dated 08/04/2015 regarding construction of residential-cum commercial project under Slum Rehabilitation Authorities (SRA) scheme on plot CTS No.4/6(pt), 4/7(pt), 7,7/1 to 3, 9(pt), 9/1 to 4, 10(pt) (CTS No.4/7 (pt), situated at Mulund (W) Mumbai.

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of A. Narayanan Vs Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 04/09/2014 regarding rehabilitation of slum dwellers.

This paper examines Delhi’s first slum in situ redevelopment project under public-private partnership undertaken by the Delhi Development Authority in Kathputli Colony. At a time where the principle of community participation is recognised in policy documents, this research focuses on its implementation in this project, at the ground level, highlighting the challenges of participation in the context of a settlement with multiple communities. A preliminary assessment raises a series of questions regarding the management of such redevelopment projects.

This UN paper presents a strategy for using streets as drivers of citywide slum upgrading and urban transformation taking into account the requirements of disaster management and rescue and relief operations.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arvind V. Aswal Ors.Vs M/s Arihant Realtors Ors. dated 13/01/2014 regarding construction of the Residential cum Commercial Project, under the Slum
Rehabilitation Authority’s Development Scheme, Maharashtra.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/77_2013(Ap)(WZ)_13Jan2014_final_order.pdf

An ambitious scheme of the Union government of making cities slum-free has run into trouble in Indore.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has invited comments/feedback on this draft 'Model State Affordable Housing Policy for Urban Areas ’by October 16, 2013. It aims to create an enabling environment for providing “affordable housing for all” and also promote Public Private People Participation (PPPP) for addressing the shortage of adequate and affordable housing.

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012 will impact the real estate business.

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