Bulldozing livelihoods - Understanding the impact of redevelopment project of a shanty town in Jinan ----- The alternative development strategies
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The rapid population growth has brought some obvious problems which include the illegal settlement on land, a lack of housing and urban services, and unemployment. Local governments have not provided solutions to these problems and this has resulted in central cities becoming shanty towns with very high population densities. Therefore, shantytown redevelopment is the imperative task of urban construction and development. It is a potential way to promote economic and urban growth, consequently to improve livelihood and the inevitably to achieve the goal of creating a sustainable city, a harmonious society and liveable environment. It is also a significant approach to undertake the problem of low-income households with less affordability of housing. Thesis bases on case study of shanty town redevelopment project in Jinan. It will explain shanty redevelopment project policy and implementation process thereby highlighting redevelopment impact on livelihood of urban poor. Finally, recommendation and alternative strategies will be given to address issues caused by the redevelopment project.