Mumbai: Case study Dharavi

Hannah Burnett
Mind Map by Hannah Burnett, updated 11 months ago
Hannah Burnett
Created by Hannah Burnett about 5 years ago


Mind map using notes from Kevin McCloud's 2010 documentary 'Slumming it'

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Mumbai: Case study Dharavi
1 Location
1.1 Western Coast of India, Asia
2 Causes of the slums
2.1 Rapid Urbanisation
2.1.1 Growth of population due to industrialisation under British rule
2.1.2 Natural increase within Mumbai
2.1.3 In-migration due to booming economy
2.1.4 Rise in Mumbai's population from 8m, 1971 to 21m today!
3 Characteristics/consequences
3.1 Low crime
3.1.1 Sense of community, safe neighbourhood
3.2 27 story, $2billion skyscraper for one family
3.3 1 million people in 1 square mile
3.3.1 12x12ft room shared by 5 people
3.4 Poor sewage - open sewers
3.4.1 Chemical waste layered next to water pipes - toxic, heavy metals
3.5 Water rations - tap shared by 12, turned on for 2hrs once a day
3.5.1 500 people share each toilet
3.6 Lack of sanitation
3.6.1 4,000 patients a day for doctors
3.7 16million in Mumbai, 50% in slums
3.8 Recycling area
3.8.1 cosmetics, computer keyboards
3.8.2 manually recycled
3.8.3 80% waste is recycled, compared to 23% in UK BUT - unsafe conditions
3.8.4 Waste management 1million rubbish bags collected in Mumbai each day! 35,000 rag pickers looking through rubbish for valuable recyclables Children involved; no gloves or shoes Earn £1 equivalent a day Compound 13 = Dharavi's recycling zone $2million plan to regenerate recycling
4 Kumbharwada
4.1 Pottery area, oldest part of slums
4.2 10,000 people
4.3 Due to be demolished
4.3.1 Locals concerned that the new homes may not provide sufficient space
4.3.2 Redevelopment plans 3 small rooms and bathroom = £80-90,000 Slum dwellers rehoused to tower blocks BUT: only those living in Dharavi since 2000 will be rehoused So many people will be displaced
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