Urban Planning and Practice in the Global South: India Introduction The urban landscape of India has both evolved and stayed the same over the last forty years. As Roy writes, “in the early 70s the city passed Slum Clearance Act, while the Slum Upgradation Scheme was conceptualised in the 80s, which later became the Slum Redevelopment Scheme of the 90s.” Essentially, on a national level, India has made addressing the impacts of slum living a priority, but at the same time has not necessarily provided solutions on a city-by-city level that meet the needs of its growing population. As Sheikh and Rao note, instead public policy has been targeted at providing support for industry at the expense of slum-dwellers who have been strategically...The end:
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