Vision Mumbai what is it.
Mumbai is a mega city. A mega city is a city with +10 million people.
Just like many other big cities Mumbai faces hyper urbanisation, which is where a city grows so fast in terms of population that demands for basic needs can’t be met for everyone.
In 1947 the city had already ~4 million people! Therefor problems which arise with overpopulation became ever present.
The original collection of fishing villages i.e.: Mumbai, became a huge city filled with Dharavi or what we know as slums/shanti towns.
-estimated population of Dharavi ranges from 300,000 to a million.
-89% of Mumbai’s waist is recycled in those Dharavi.
-Child workers work in open roof factories as big as 150 rooms. Most work barefoot and with poor protection from hazards.
-Dharavi production exports to the world US$ 1 billion per annum.
This exposes the workers to a wide variety of health hazards and physical ones such as collapsing infrastructure, cholera and lung problems.
The vision Mumbai is a plan which aims to renovate the slums of Mumbai into better dwelling places following the successful transition of Hong Kong’s slums.
-it aims to make flats for slum residents to live in.
-it aims to create 50000 public toilets.
-to create open spaces.
-And it aims to employ the slum population into the growing construction, IT and airport management sector.
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