The Urban Poor

The Rise Of Urban Poverty

India is going from being a predominantly rural country, to one where the majority of its people live in cities and by 2030, 600 million people are expected to reside in urban areas, a rise from 377 million people in 2011. Whilst urban centres present real opportunities for migrating poor rural people, they also create and feed the conditions within which poverty spreads.

Urbanisation

The rapid pace of urbanisation is currently outstripping the capacity of our governments to cope with it, - resulting in inadequate housing, basic infrastructure and services.

Urbanisation

The rapid pace of urbanisation is currently outstripping the capacity of our governments to cope with it, - resulting in inadequate housing, basic infrastructure and services.

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million living in urban areas by 2030

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million number of urban poor in India

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million households in indian slums

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of Mumbai’s population lives in slums

Needs of the Urban Poor

Needs of the Urban Poor

What Urban Poverty Looks Like

Multidimensional

Urban poverty impacts all areas of life.

Deprivation

of food, safe water, sanitation and shelter insecurity of livelihoods

Vulnerability

that generates an everyday struggle to survive.

Intergenerational Cycle

a vicious, intergenerational cycle of poverty.

What Urban Poverty Looks Like

Multidimensional

Urban poverty impacts all areas of life.

Deprivation

of food, safe water, sanitation and shelter insecurity of livelihoods

Vulnerability

that generates an everyday struggle to survive.

Intergenerational Cycle

a vicious, intergenerational cycle of poverty.

The Puzzle Of Urban Poverty

The Puzzle Of Urban Poverty

The only way to fully understand and comprehend the complexity of urban poverty, is to think of it as a three-dimensional puzzle. A puzzle that not only features deprivation of all basic human entitlements, systemic exclusion and insecurity, but also brings with it a lack of ‘identity’, a voiceless-ness within the system, severe exploitation and discrimination.

The only way to fully understand and comprehend the complexity of urban poverty, is to think of it as a three-dimensional puzzle. A puzzle that not only features deprivation of all basic human entitlements, systemic exclusion and insecurity, but also brings with it a lack of ‘identity’, a voiceless-ness within the system, severe exploitation and discrimination.