Title: Rebuilding from the Ruins
Published: 2002
Language: English
Description: The study is based on the premise that the Right to Adequate Housing is fundamental to survival with security and dignity and that the imperative, non-negotiable need in Gujarat is to rebuild, literally and figuratively, the shattered homes and lives of so many of India’s tormented citizens. This study was jointly conducted by Habitat International Coalition (HIC) Housing and Land Righs Network, Delhi, and YUVA Mumbai.
Pages: 117
Contribution: Rs. 100

Title: Community Action Planning
Author: Richard Burnhan
Published: 2002
Language: English
Description: This manual on Community Action Planning offers useful directions and insights to realise the right to housing. It documents YUVA’s experiences, ideas and research in all aspects of slum development work from political empowerment to infrastructure design and from small group organizing to city-wide planning process. Importantly, the material explores connections between the social, technical, economic and political components of slum upgrading, while focusing on building people’s own initiatives. It comes with the message that when communities are supported and nurtured to act on their problems and when positive partnership is reached between the critical actors to find meaningful alternatives, solutions for vexing urban problems are not far.
Pages: 175
Contribution: Rs. 500

Title: Earthquake and Building
Published: 1995
Language: English
Description: This guidebook is prepared as a contribution towards making scientific knowledge about earthquake and reconstruction available to affected people. We hope people, their organization, NGO’s and other related individuals and institutions will be able to use this book to understand what is happening to houses, villages and how appropriate is the design, technology and material used in the reconstruction. This is also an attempt to restore faith in traditional building techniques, material and skill available in affected regions by clarifying certain myths.
Pages: 63
Contribution: Rs. 50

Title: Staking a claim Housing Rights of Poor in Mumbai
Language: English
Description: The study ‘Staking a claim – Housing rights of poor in Mumbai’ was done in the context of massive and relentless displacement deive in Mumbai. This booklet is the gist of the literature review of an action project which attempts to locate displacement and R and R in the wider context of the trajectory of growth pursued in Mumbai and its realities of slum and poverty.
Pages: 28
Contribution: Rs. 10

Title: Risks and Hazards
Author: Shikha Shukla
Language: English
Description: The most vulnerable section within exploding urban centers are the poor living in slums and pavement settlements within their occupants facing enhanced risks of natural and manmade hazards. The Location of the slums on marginal lands, the absence or inadequate provision of basic amenities and facilities and the extreme densities in these settlements, exposes to much levels of risks and hazards, as compared to their more affluent counterparts. Moreover, due to limited shock-absorbing capacities in terms of liquid assets, insurances facilities etc., they are unable to mitigate the risk facing them and take much longer to recover after a duster strikes. This book is a result of an innovative exercise involving 6 slum and pavements communities of Mumbai to identify the risk and hazards facing them.
Pages: 87
Contribution: Rs. 50

Title: Mitigating Risk Hazards
Author: Shikha Shukla
Language: English
Description: Second in the series, this publication is the result of an innovation exercise involving the community of Siddharth Nagar, a slum community of Mumbai, Where participatory approaches of community based risk assessments and community action planning helped develop, as well as important strategies and plants or mitigating risk.
Pages: 86
Contribution: Rs. 50

Title: Planned Segregation
Language: English
Description: This study is an exploration into the reasons behind the riots and the tension that exists on a daily basis in Jogeshwari East. Based on a human Rights approach from a housing perspective the study shows clearly the link between riots, evictions and the changing demographic and political profile of the community. The study shows how this meant a rapidly changing demographic pattern which along with changing political boundaries has lead to the formation of a ghetto. The patterns in Jogeshwari East are pointers to similar situations occurring in Mumbai and elsewhere in the country.
Pages: 139
Contribution: Rs. 350