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What are governments trying to do to reduce the need to shanty towns?
What are shanty town improvement schemes?
- Site and service schemes – these involve people being able to buy or rent a cheap piece of land on which they build their own home.
- Self help schemes – these involve the residents being provided with building materials which they use to construct their own homes.
What could the government do to improve conditions in squatter settlements?
Improving squatter settlements
- Site and service schemes. People pay a small amount of rent for a site and they can borrow money to buy building material. Rent money used to provide basic services.
- Self-help schemes. Government and local people working together to improve life.
- Local authority schemes.
Are squatter settlements slums?
Also known as shantytowns, slums, favelas in Brazil, and bustees in South Asia, they involve the extralegal occupation and settlement of public or private land, often by migrants from rural areas. The majority work in the informal economy, in insecure, low-wage jobs or are self-employed.
How are shanty towns improving in the UK?
Over time shanty towns tend to improve as many local authorities are working in partnership with charities and local residents. There are three main schemes for shanty town improvement. These are: Site and service schemes – these involve people being able to buy or rent a cheap piece of land on which they build their own home.
Why are there so many diseases in shanty towns?
Sanitation and Disease. Shanty dwellers suffer from sanitation problems, and diseases are caused by the poor upkeep in these shanty towns. They have to drink poor quality of water, which results into diseases like Cholera and Typhoid.
How are self help schemes in shanty towns?
They are provided with connections to services such as water and electricty and have good transport links Self help schemes – these involve the residents being provided with building materials which they use to construct their own homes. People are given training and tools to do this. Low-interest loans may be provided to help people do this.
Why are there so many shanty towns in LEDCs?
Learn more about attempts to improve shanty towns and promote sustainable growth. The fact that cities in LEDCs are growing rapidly means that conditions can be poor. There are often great inequalities within LEDC urban areas and they are even more pronounced in LEDCs.