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Shanty towns, why people live there.

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Ashley Smith

on 1 February 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Why people live in shanty towns Shanty towns Migration to cities Migration means that people move from one place to another. This is how shanty towns develop There are not enough jobs in the city for all the people who move there. What are shanty towns? Shanty towns are units of irregular low cost and self-constructed housing often built on land seized and occupied illegally. Push or Pull Factors Some access to electricity Shanty Houses In areas described as 'slums'.
Made with whatever can be found lying around.
Often without access to fresh water and electricity. They do this for a number of reasons. Hopes of a better life, a bright future for themselves and their family When too many people move into cities they become overcrowded. People migrate to cities from rural (countryside) areas What problems do you think this lack of jobs might cause? Discuss with your partner for 30 seconds and write down 2 things No work no money
No money hard to pay rent
Not able to pay rent nowhere to live
No money hard to buy food
No food malnutrition
And many more... Labourers forced off land No investment from the government Few doctors Government invests in improving cities Better health
care Better schools Jobs – official and informal More reliable food and water resources No education Lack of basic services Risk of crop failure and drought Entertainment Better housing Lack of employment Problems Today We are going to look at real life images of shanty towns.

While we do this, list in your jotters materials shanty houses are made of.

Then list ideas for materials you can use to build your own shanty houses and buildings in class.
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