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Thermal performance of slum rehabilitation projects in Pune | Original Article

Saima Shaikh*, Vaishali Anagal, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Slums are a common style of housing in many developing metropolitan areas, ranging from Nairobi's Kibera to Mumbai‟s Dharavi. These slums are overcrowded, unsafe, unhealthy and lack access to basic services. An estimated 1 billion people will be living in these informal settlements by the year 2030 while 35.2 of the urban population in India currently resides in slums (habitatforhumanity, n.d.). In order to address this issue, the Maharashtra government established the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) in December 1995 to facilitate slum redevelopment throughout Mumbai. The SRA has established a total of 1481 projects in the urban contexts of Pune Mumbai. This research aims to compare the thermal performance of an urban slum redevelopment project in Pune, India and also study the design optimization of slum redevelopment. This includes a data collection and experimental simulation approach to understand the thermal comfort in Slum rehabilitation Projects in Pune. The results of the research will help in indicating the performance and design of SRA projects and form a comparative analysis of horizontal slums to vertical „slums‟.