• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Development Case Study - Dharavi, Mumbai, India.People want to redevelop in Dharavi as it is situated in the heart of Mumbai, very close to the CBD on extremely valuable ground. Which in their eyes is being "wasted" by using it as a slum.

Extracts from this document...


Name Sean Tuffy Case Study - Dharavi, Mumbai, India. Two news articles and links to various websites related to Dharavi can be found on: http://www.geographyalltheway.com/igcse_geography/population_settlement/settlement/squatter_settlements.htm Where in the world is Dharavi? It is in Mumbai, India, located extremely close to the CBD on a very valuable 175 hectares of land. Describe the location of Dharavi? Dharavi is one of the largest slums in the world, with a populaton of about 800,000 spread over 0.67 square miles. It is sandwiched between two of Mumbai's suburban railway lines, the Western and Central Railways, it is also extremely close to Mumbai's CBD making it very valuable. Briefly describe the history of Dharavi? Dharavi was once an island in the 18th century, which was made up of mangrove swamp where fishermen lived, but in the 19th century the swamps began to vanish and consequently so did the fishing industry. Soon after several other separate islands in the region began joining together to form one big island, this was helped by a big dam at Sion which significantly slowed water flow down. ...read more.


"Dharavi looks like a hellhole, disease if rife, the water is contaminated and sanitation is rudimentary." Kevin McCloud's first thoughts after seeing pictures of Dharavi. However once Kevin McCloud spent 2 weeks in Dharavi he said the following:"People here are happy, welcoming and hugely proud of where they live. I never thought I'd say it, but I've enjoyed my time here." which shows how contented the locals are and just how unneeded the redevelopment plan is. Why do some people want to redevelop in Dharavi? People want to redevelop in Dharavi as it is situated in the heart of Mumbai, very close to the CBD on extremely valuable ground. Which in their eyes is being "wasted" by using it as a slum. Describe the planned redevelopment of Dharavi? The current scheme is managed by Mukesh Mehta, and involved schools, park and roads to serve the 57,000 families of Dharavi, 30,000,000 square feet of housing, and 40,000,000 square feet of residential and commercial space available for sale.However there's been a lot of opposition from residents, largely due to the fact that each resident is only ...read more.


Which proposed project - the building of a new town on the site or the improvement of the current shanty town - do you think is the best and why? In my opinion I believe that improving the current shanty town would be the best project to follow. Firstly I think its better as the entire sense of community which Dharavi's residents experience would be lost forever if you build a new town, as due to the lack of land space, large highrise buildings will have to be built with very small separate rooms. This affectively alienates everyone as they would rarely see each other, whereas now everyone in Dharavi has houses with open doors, open to any visitors who care to drop by. The building of a completely new town will also destroy Dharavi's recycling system which is key to Mumbai's growth as a city, as all illegal or polluting businesses are not to be legalized or relocated. ?? ?? ?? ?? Page 1 of 3 http://www.geographyalltheway.com/igcse_geography/population_settlement/settlement/squatter_settlements.htm ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

4 star(s)

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
The author addresses all elements clearly and uses examples in some cases to back up statements. More positive features are needed in the argument 'for' the redevelopment program. When stating an opinion or judgement, it is important to still acknowledge the negatives of your choice or where another choice may be better.

Marked by teacher Katie Price 15/05/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Why did so many people die in the 2010 Haiti earthquake?

    5 star(s)

    landslides during and after the quake which can cause many more deaths. This leads on to housing. Since the buildings built on marginal land in slum conditions, the earthquake houses were destroyed by landslides. Furthermore, the actual houses were not built correctly.

  2. Human Geography Revision Notes - population patterns and changes.

    Demographic Transition model Stage 1: Amazon tribes - High Birth and Death Rates - Reasons for the high birth rate include: * Little or no birth control * Because many children die in infancy (high infant mortality), parents tend

  1. Investigating the Spheres of influence between two major shopping centres.

    3) Data Analysis - Make conclusions from my results. Explained in more detail by using graphs, bar charts and tables. 4) Summary of findings - I will then summarise what I have discovered during the course of the project and what strong conclusions I can now make based on my results.

  2. Investigation into Environmental Quality across the CBD in Walsall.

    Each group investigated the environmental quality of an area. After my group investigated the environmental quality of the area and plotted the EIV (Environmental Index Value) correctly EIV from all the other groups had been collected. Primary Data - Area 7 - Environmental quality assessment sheet filled in to calculate EIV more easily.

  1. The benefits and disadvantages of an Open cast mine - Quarry to a village ...

    (Look at page 10) Now it is a very famous tourist attraction. Old quarries are also famous for rock climbing. (Look at page 10) Disadvantages There are equal amounts of disadvantages to advantages of coal mining: * THE MINE WOULD DAMAGE THE ENVIRONMENT AND CREATE A VISUAL POLLUTION.

  2. To create three different hypotheses related to tourism and tourists in Dubai that can ...

    This is because jobs come with a holiday entitlement which is paid for. In the 1950's, the average number of working hours was 50 hours; this is illustrated in figure 11 If we divide this by five which is the number of days people work in a week we get 10.

  1. Discuss the problems of the Central Business Districts of MEDC cities. Suggest solutions to ...

    Basically you have to pay 5 pounds so that you can drive into the CBD. This method has been successful in one-way, but yet still there are a lot of cars in the CBD, although some people do choose to go around now, that they have to pay, or they choose to travel by the public transit.

  2. To discover land uses in various parts of Southampton and to compare these with ...

    The Central Business District (CBD) is generally located in the centre of a town or city with all route ways leading to it, making it the most accessible place in the city. Consequently, it is the most intensively used part of the city and as a result competition for space to conduct business is great;

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work