The Dharavi Redevelopment Project (DRP), accepted by the Government of Maharashtra in 2004, included a proposal that Dharavi be divided into five sectors, based on existing transport corridors and new roads envisioned by the master plan. It also included what was nominally a way to finance the building of free housing and infrastructure for Dharavi residents. This plan quickly came under attack. Learn more.
Mark Durham's blog
"Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink." Coleridge might have been speaking of Lagos. Though the city is surrounded by water, the taps, wells, and boreholes in such neighborhoods as Ajegunle, Amukoko, and Itire are either completely dry — sometimes for months on end — or deliver only a dirty, odiferous liquid that's clearly unfit for human consumption. This puts many Lagosians at the mercy of water vendors who, to no one's surprise, charge whatever the market will bear — and still offer no real assurance that the water they sell is any safer for drinking, washing, or bathing. Read and discuss.