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Title: Focus CITY programme : community based assessment and improvement of living environment in usss and environs; the case of Gothamipura, Colombo (end of project evaluation : final report)
Authors: Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA)
Keywords: WATER
SANITATION
URBAN
CITIES
ENVIRONMENT
LAND TENURE
POVERTY
SRI LANKA
Date: 2011
Publisher: Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Colombo, LK
Abstract: Underserved Settlements (USSs), as opposed to slums, refer to urban settlements in Colombo and suburbs that are situated on unauthorized land areas, characterized most often by high densities of populations (four times the average of the city of Colombo), and situated on land that is state or privately owned and not owned by residents. A detailed baseline socio-economic survey of residents was completed. Improved sanitation and land tenure security are key components of the project. Community ‘ownership’ of the project, and obtaining adequate participation in the urban/USS setting, given lifestyles and social dynamics, is an important issue for sustainability of such initiatives.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48204
Project Number: 103795
Project Title: Focus Cities : Improving the Living Environment in Underserved Settlements in Gothamipura District, Colombo (Sri Lanka)
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