As the economic index of the country rises, so does the parity of income levels amongst people. This uneven income parities lead to initial struggle between the haves and the have nots. Nevertheless it raises a lot of challenge with the city planners to provide affordable and sustainable housing to all. This poses a lot of challenge when population starts migrating from the rural to town areas. A sudden spurt of population and lack of planning creates a huge civic chaos which then leads to untold miseries for permanent settlers and new comers. In India, this phenomenon could be witnessed in almost all major towns and cities, especially in the metros. So how does the government handle such migration crisis. Especially in India, where the sudden economic growth has led to millions of people migrating to cities, the city planners are grappling with multitude of challenges, right from road infrastructure, sewer, parking, housing, rainwater harvesting, drinking water etc.. have started to knock on every individual. Everything seem to be failing in front of our eyes. In the last decade alone, in almost all the cities, the road infrastructure has crumbled with traffic snarls queueing upto a kilometre. With cities now implementing mass rapid transport, the construction on roads have added to the woes. So, what steps does the government need to undertake to provide a decent, affordable housing ?
So, in this blog post, the world bank has identified some key points to create a successful low cost affordable housing for all.
“Eight Stubborn facts about housing policies” by LUIS TRIVENO