Highlights from this research:
The authors analyse wellbeing priorities and satisfactions in 7 informal settlements in 3 Bangladeshi cities (Dhaka, Chittagong, Bogra)
Wellbeing priorities are similar across settlements but satisfaction with achieved wellbeing outcomes differs by site and by socio-economic groups
People’s subjective assessments of how they fare on wellbeing priorities are consistent with relevant objective indicators of their wellbeing
Wellbeing outcomes are substantively mediated by site-specific governance arrangements for essential services
Urban policy makers lack methodologies and metrics to support interventions that are relevant to wellbeing dynamics in particular localities
This research was funded by the UK Department for International Development’s Asia Regional Research Fund.
D.J.H. te Lintelo, J.Gupte, J. A. McGregor, R.Lakshman, F. Jahan (2017) Wellbeing and urban governance: Who fails, survives or thrives in informal settlements in Bangladeshi cities?. Cities Volume 72, Part B, pages 391-402 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2017.10.002
Wellbeing and urban governance: Who fails, survives or thrives in informal settlements in Bangladeshi cities?
Published 31 October 2017