Nedan följer några korta tankar om vad vårt examensarbete handlar om på engelska, eftersom hela arbetet ska skrivas på engelska 🙂
Our thesis: The aim with our thesis is to gain a greater understanding of the difficulties and possibilities with slum upgrading. We are also interested in slums as a global concern and phenomenon. We hope to focus partly on what defines a slum and how slums in general develop and grow. On site in Orissa we are hoping to gain more knowledge about enabling strategies and how organisations such as Sparc, ASF and UDRC work with these issues.
As students of urban planning and as part of our thesis we would very much like to investigate and survey the prerequisites of slums and slum upgrading. Our wish is that we can test our new knowledge by coming up with a proposal on slum upgrading for a given area. We hope our local supervisor will help us to gain further insights by commenting these proposals which we are planning to continue developing once back in Sweden.