Because of this deterioration, there is a risk that residents will move out and set up informal settlements elsewhere, perpetuating unhealthy conditions.
Since July 2016, CSDF has been working with the community in partnership with Mahila Milan and the National Slum Dwellers’ Federation to bring changes to the living environment of a housing estate. The main goal is to help residents understand the need for a liveable, healthy space; one that takes care of both the physical and mental well-being of its residents.
Through discussions with residents, our collaboration partners and other stakeholders, CSDF knows that residents are keen to explore options to upgrade their existing homes to improve the living environment.
CSDF’s approach will be two pronged. First we will actively engage the community in behavioural changes. Second, we will explore creative design and engineering interventions that achieve desired changes without requiring major structural changes.