Search for dissertations about: "Slums"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word Slums.

  1. 1. Air pollution in Nairobi slums sources, levels and lay perceptions

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Kanyiva Muindi; Umeå universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Air pollution; perceptions; slums; health impacts; Nairobi; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : BackgroundAir quality in Africa has remained a relatively under-researched field. Most of the African population is dependent on biomass for cooking and heating, with most of the combustion happening in low efficiency stoves in unvented kitchens. READ MORE

  2. 2. Voicing the Slum : Youth, Community Media and Social Change in Nairobi

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Jessica Gustafsson; Stockholms universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Community media; Youth; Social Change; Nairobi; Kenya; Democratisation; Youth Culture; Identity; Community broadcasting; Slums; Communication Studies; medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Since late 2006, several small media projects have emerged in the slums of Nairobi with the aim to counterbalance the ignorance from mainstream media, provide the slums residents with news, information and an opportunity to voice their needs and discuss relevant issues. These media are best labelled community media, since their main concern is to serve the interests of the community, in this context the slums. READ MORE

  3. 3. Making visible the invisible Health risks from environmental exposures among socially deprived populations of Nairobi, Kenya

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Thaddaeus Wandera Egondi; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; air pollution; urban health; temperature-related mortality; particulate matter; exposure assessment; child health; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: Most countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are experiencing a high rate of ur­banization accompanied with unplanned development resulting into sprawl of slums. The weath­er patterns and air pollution sources in most urban areas are changing with significant effects on health. READ MORE

  4. 4. Dwelling on Substandard Housing A multi-site contextualisation of housing deprivation among Romanian Roma

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Social and Economic Geography

    Author : Dominic Teodorescu; Uppsala universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Roma; Romania; Racialisation; Postsocialism; Housing; Community-led strategies; Geography; Geografi;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the housing situation of Romanian Roma in recent times. Many Romanian Roma are relegated to inadequate living conditions, and this thesis seeks to further our knowledge of the spaces this group inhabits. READ MORE

  5. 5. HOUSING THE URBAN POOR: AN INTEGRATED GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVE The Case of Dhaka, Bangladesh

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Kh. Md. Nahiduzzaman; KTH.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Housing affordability; tenure security; social business; partnership; deliberative dialogue; cooperative business; informality; Järnvägsgruppen - Infrastruktur; Järnvägsgruppen - Infrastruktur;

    Abstract : It is claimed that low-income people in Dhaka city do not have the financial ability to enjoy adecent housing environment. There is a clear lack of knowledge on how low-income people,drawing upon both their available income together and support from formal financial institutions,would be able to afford housing. READ MORE