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Title: Feasibility of Slum redevelopment in Ghana – a case Study of Anloga Sobolo
Authors: Duah, Esther
Issue Date: 29-Jul-2014
Abstract: Slums – tagged as home for the urban poor have been described as one of the world’s most life threatening environments because of their extremely poor environmental and housing conditions. Slums are usually characterised by overcrowding (with families of about 6 sharing no bigger than a one small room), very poor sanitation leading to frequent disease outbreaks, poor drainage leading to frequent floods, juvenile delinquencies and high crime rate to mention a few. Their existence has often caught the attention of political leaders because of their obvious drag on their development agenda. Their attack as problems has often led to the political unpopularity of governments leading to their existence being frequently ignored by governments of the developing world. However, despite the superficial contentment shown by inhabitants of slums, they do recognize the insufficiency of their environments. They are, however, crippled by the hopelessness of poverty and inadequacy to cause any such dramatic change in their environments. On the part of the concerned outsiders, apart from the fact that their existence has repercussions on the urban region as a whole, at the centre of the disdain for their existence is the fact of the compromised sanctity of human lives that have the slum as home – thus the need to do something about them. The United Nations millennium development goal 7-target 11 gives the task of achieving significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020. This emphasizes the world’s recognition for the need to actively intervene in the lives of slum dwellers for their betterment. This thesis presents issues relating to slums resulting from the haphazard development of originally planned towns due to rapid urbanization and the socio-economic importance and possibility of its redevelopment.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Land Economy Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial Fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Land Management, College of Architecture and Planning,2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6197
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