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Squatter settlements and slums and sustainable development

Mohanty, Manoranjan (2020) Squatter settlements and slums and sustainable development. In: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals . Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-3-319-71061-7

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    Squatter settlement is defined as a low residential area, which has developed without legal right to the land or permission from the concerned authorities to build, and as a result, of their illegal status, infrastructure and services are usually inadequate (UN-Habitat 2003). On the other hand, slums are contiguous settlements where inhabitants are characterized by insecure residential status, inadequate access to safe water, inadequate access to sanitation and other basic infrastructure and services, poor housing quality, and overcrowding (UN-Habitat 2003). Both are form of informal settlements that are not formally planned.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
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    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 13:09
    Last Modified: 25 May 2020 11:25

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