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Ecologies of Urbanism in IndiaMetropolitan Civility and Sustainability$
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Anne M. Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139767

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.001.0001

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From the Frying Pan to the Floodplain: Negotiating Land, Water, and Fire in Chennai’s Development

From the Frying Pan to the Floodplain: Negotiating Land, Water, and Fire in Chennai’s Development

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(p.144) (p.145) 6 From the Frying Pan to the Floodplain: Negotiating Land, Water, and Fire in Chennai’s Development
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Ecologies of Urbanism in India
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Karen Coelho

Nithya V. Raman

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0006

This chapter presents a detailed account of the changing interface between water and land in Chennai. It traces the complex interweaving of human and environmental forces that form the urban ecological setting for housing, eviction, and the re-housing of the city's urban poor. Considering the changing fate of one wetland marked for conservation in a more affluent neighbourhood and another consigned to support slum formation in the poor outskirts of the city, the chapter shows how slums are part of the city's infrastructure, even as the city – with all its middle class aspirations and urban wealth, is inextricably dependant on the labor of the urban poor.

Keywords:   India, Ecology, Urban, Chennai, Wetlands, Urban poor, Slums, Relocation

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