Exploring the Architectural Dimensions of Vulnerability: A Case of the Participatory Upgradation in Informal Settlement at Talaimari, Rajshahi
Keywords:Design Interventions; Informal Settlement; Participatory Upgradation; Vulnerability
The informal settlers have been enduring a vast array of substandard, overcrowded, and hazardous living conditions. The main objective of this research is to provide some design guidelines for future generation expansion of the slum with minimum interventions of the slum dweller’s way of life. The empirical information was obtained through field survey and interview program from 120 participants in a particular slum area located in the fourth largest city of Bangladesh namely, Rajshahi. For this research extensive level of field work has been performed for mapping the existing infrastructure and physical condition of the settlement. The findings reveal the household and housing characteristics, dynamic space sharing relationship among the households, indigenous house making techniques and development obstacles. Respecting the existing considerable disparity and variety of the settlement, the design guidelines and polices are provided on the basis of “minimum relocations, maximum retentions”. The outcome of this research will help the authority to ensure tenure security of the slum dwellers through design justice.
Journal of Engineering Science 12(2), 2021, 29-46