Geography on shanty towns

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Geography on shanty towns

  1. 1. 1. What are shanty towns? <ul><li>Also known as slums. </li></ul><ul><li>Are usually built on the periphery of cities, often do not </li></ul><ul><li>have proper sanitation, electricity or telephone services. </li></ul><ul><li>Made of plywood, corrugated metal and sheets of plastic. </li></ul>
  2. 2. 2. What can be done to improve the lives in such settlement? <ul><li>Provide proper sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>Access to modern health care services and infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Proper housing </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3. Where are the shanty towns in the world? <ul><li>Karachi </li></ul><ul><li>Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Nairobi </li></ul><ul><li>Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Aboriginal </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>Trinidad </li></ul><ul><li>Tobago </li></ul><ul><li>Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>People’s Republic of China </li></ul>
  4. 4. 4. What are they known as in different parts of the world? <ul><li>In South Africa, they are known as imijondolo. </li></ul><ul><li>In Philippines, they are known as squatter areas. </li></ul><ul><li>In Venezuela, they are known as barrios. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 5. What is the living conditions like in shanty towns? (in terms of housing, employment, transport, education, health, etc.) Housing - Even if these street grids, numbered streets, sanitation networks, electricity, or telephones are present, they are likely to be disorganized, old or inferior. Transport - Fires are a particular danger for shanty towns not only for the lack of fire fighting stations and the difficulty fire trucks have traversing the absence of formal street grids, but also because of the close proximity of buildings and flammability of materials used in construction.
  6. 6. 6. Where are they usually located? Located on the outskirts of cities in poor countries or within large cities on derelict land or near rubbish tips.
  7. 7. 7. How do shanty towns hinder development in the country? <ul><li>The people living there do not have education </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore they do not have work. </li></ul><ul><li>If they do not have work, they will not have money. </li></ul><ul><li>This mean that they will not contribute money to the economic. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, it will hinder the development in the country. </li></ul><ul><li>If they have work, they will only work as farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>This fetch less money and less money will be contribute to the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Hence, it hinder the development in the country. </li></ul>

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