Self-development is often touted as a model for better urban housing. It is considered an antidote to builder-led redevelopment or resettlement. But financing and sustaining a large self-development project has proven unsuccessful.
In 2019, researchers at the Azim Premji University (APU) proposed the creation of a National Urban Employment Guarantee Programme that addresses the problem of unemployment, underemployment and low wages in the informal urban workforce. The
The variance in temperature is broadly because of three factors: the building material (impervious concrete, asphalt and metal are known to have a higher surface temperature), access to open spaces, and green cover.
17 years ago, a slum community in Mumbai tried to self-develop their settlement. As the project was moving towards completion, an alleged scam halted the construction and deprived the city of its first success story in self-development