Cities and Urbanization

These eco-friendly, affordable housing settlements around the world are under threat

Settlements such as these are at risk of demolition, leaving billions at risk. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia

Tanzil Shafique

PhD Researcher in Urban Design, University of Melbourne

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Sahajul, a local elder, recollects the struggles he faced to kick-start Karail as a place.
Sahajul, a local elder, recollects the struggles he faced to kick-start Karail as a place. Image: Mohammed Jilani/Open Studio, Author provided
An overhead view of Karail.
An overhead view of Karail. Image: Google Earth, Author provided
The existing settlement and proposed development plan.
The existing settlement and proposed development plan. Image: Tanzil Shafique and BHTPA, Author provided
Kurail is an established community that is home to at least 40,000 families.
Kurail is an established community that is home to at least 40,000 families. Image: Tanzil Shafique, Author provided
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The housing in Bhashantek Rehabilitation Project exemplifies how not to resettle a community.
The housing in Bhashantek Rehabilitation Project exemplifies how not to resettle a community. Image: Tanzil Shafique, Author provided
Karail is a place of learning to hope.
Karail is a place of learning to hope. Image: Tanzil Shafique, Author provided
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