Mumbai Case Study

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  • Created on: 07-01-19 13:45
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  • Mumbai
    • Dharavi- Mumbai's largest slum
      • Slums
        • 42% of Mumbai's population live in slums
      • 1 Million people in 1 square mile
      • Dharavi's $2 billion development plan
        • Expansion and development
          • Started as a fishing village
            • Became a port
              • Port makes it accessable
                • Thought of as the "Gateway to India" by the British
          • Expanding Northwards due to it's geography
        • Only people who've lived in Dharavi since 2000 will be housed
        • India's government is very keen, as the land is expensive
        • They plan to build up - creating tall buildings to house Dharavii's citizens
          • This will create more room to build more expensive housing on the land
        • The majority of people in Dharavi are against the development as they believe the community will be lost
      • Informal sector makes up most of the employment in Dharavi
        • Informal jobs include: street sellers, taxi drivers and mechanics
    • Location
      • Port makes it accessable
        • Thought of as the "Gateway to India" by the British
      • Access to the sea on two sides
    • Expansion and development
      • Started as a fishing village
        • Became a port
        • Expanding Northwards due to it's geography
      • The Economy
        • Informal jobs include: street sellers, taxi drivers and mechanics
        • Originally made its wealth from it's colonisation by the British as well as it's textile mills and port.
          • Mumbai's economy has since diversified
            • Mumbai now accounts for 40% of India's foreign trade
        • Property in Mumbai is becoming some of the most expensive in the world
      • Transport
        • Traffic congestion - 1 Million on the roads everyday
        • 6 million using its railway daily - large strain on Mumbai's railway system
          • Hazardous
          • Very frequent trains
        • Second busiest airport in India

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