A poorly performing economy, in other words, increases poverty and rural-to-urban migration, thereby increasing slums. The newcomers, having paid for the right, feel they have commercial right to the home in that slum.
This demographic and economic trend rapidly raised rents of existing housing as well as expanded slums. Many dwellings are single room units, with high occupancy rates.
Shortlisted candidates from the online applications of students will be provided with four topics via email and students are expected to prepare a presentation on any one of the given topics.
Urban growth is dramatically intense in the less developed countries, where a large number of huge cities have started to appear; which means high poverty rates, crime, pollution and congestion.
During the process of urbanization, some agricultural land is used for additional urban activities. New slums sprout at the new boundaries of the expanding city, usually on publicly owned lands, thereby creating an urban sprawl mix of formal settlements, industry, retail zones and slums.
Established, old slums sometimes garner official support and get some of these infrastructure such as paved roads and unreliable electricity or water supply.
Scholars   claim politics also drives rural-urban migration and subsequent settlement patterns. The red areas are "middle class, well-to-do", light blue areas are "poor, 18s to 21s a week for a moderate family", dark blue areas are "very poor, casual, chronic want", and black areas are the "lowest class It requires time and patience as well as expert guidance under which a student can perform his research.