Community planning: Scenarios
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Disaster management
This scenario applies to the informal settlements which proliferate around many cities in developing countries. The residents may be squatters, tenants or owner-occupiers.

Often, authorities ignore such places, leaving them to their own devices. Alternatively they may attempt to have them demolished on the grounds that they are unsightly, unhealthy or unlawful.

In this scenario the authorities support the residents to upgrade their settlement by providing technical assistance. Over the years, services are installed, roads are improved and building construction standards raised.

Eventually such settlements can become almost indistinguishable from other parts of the city.
Unknown location, John F C Turner.

Residents gradually upgrade their homes and neighbourhood with assistance from the authorities, technical experts and support agencies.
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Last updated on: 10 August 2008