Slum and Squatter Settlements
Key Question: What are slums and squatter settlements? Why do they develop and what are the living conditions in them?
Slum and Squatter settlement is an area in a less developed city where people reside on land they do not own, they don’t pay rent or propety taxes.
- Shacks made out of cardboard, boxes, sackclothed, and crushed beverage cans
Lack of schools, paved roads, telephones, and sewards.
They dont have their own source of electricity
Why slums and squatter settlements develop-
~High population -similar to urbanization.
~Migration in search of work- People travel in search of work since the cost of living in a city is increasing.
~Constant threat of Eviction- Slums can be anywhere, such as next to railways or even 5 star hotels, though they live in constant fear.
Examples of Slum and Squatter settlements
The largest settlement in Asia is in Orangi Township in Karachi, Pakistan
The largest in Africa is Khayelitsham in Cape Town, South Africa. Mathare valeey is also an example