Urban Environment - Case Study: Urban Growth in Mumbai

The key points about urban growth in Mumbai.

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Urban Growth in Mumbai

  • Mumbai is one of the fastest growing cities in India
  • population of 15 million people
  • half of population lives in slums and dwellings
  • no proper sanitation or access to clean water in slums
  • 1/2 million people live on pavements
  • pavement dwellers have no facilities at all
  • air pollution is high
  • high risk of traffic accidents involving children
  • rapid growth
  • city is not able to cope with traffic congestion
  • bad health due to air pollution
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