About the project
Understanding how certain pre-conditions such as ideology, political and economic structure, political ideology, level of urbanisation and development paradigm shape urban violence in terms of:
- Drivers- How mechanisms of planning and governance such as land policies and legislations, access to basic services, public finance paradigm and spaces for participation (lack of) become drivers of exclusion and urban violence?
- Impact- These could have severe socio-economic and psychological costs on the poor on account of denial of basic services, loss of livelihoods, poor quality of life and direct physical violence which can affect social ties and enhance differences
- Interventions-Considering inclusive urban planning and its governance as a mitigating mechanism rather than dealing with post-violence measures
- Response mechanisms- Whether they are in the form of social mobilisation, or violent reactions or other socio-cultural processes of coping