When Does a Slum Stop Being a Slum?
“Slum-free city” is a term that is often used in India’s urban policy halls. It reflects both an important aspiration but also a crucial public obligation – of our urban local bodies, but also of state and central governments. But what exactly does it mean to be slum-free? Swati Ramanathan, Chairperson of Jana Urban Space Foundation and Co-founder of Janaagraha writes that improving slums to become neighbourhoods is a realistic approach to improving social and economic outcomes, and actually creating a slum-free India. Read the full article here.