Thursday, November 12, 2009

Starting the literature review

In preparing for our trip, we have taken into our possession many of the documents from the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School's Resource Library on Mumbai and India (aka the boxes).

When we first starting talking about this project with our faculty mentor we were told about the Mumbai as the New Shanghai project. With our focus on the slums of Mumbai this was a very clear policy and project of the Government of Maharashtra (GoM) and the Mumbai Municipality to start researching.

More information on the project can be found here.

To understand the complexity of slum redevelopment we have begun the literature review process through looking at the boxes, talking with our faculty mentor (and we will be having more meetings with other faculty in the weeks to come), and also going through scholarly journals (works cited page for a paper that Vinisha recently wrote will be posted).

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