“We beat the path by walking”

  title={“We beat the path by walking”},
  author={S. Patel and J. Arputham and S. Bartlett},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  pages={223 - 240}
This paper considers the collective knowledge about housing design and construction that was developed over 30 years by the Indian Alliance of the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC), Mahila Milan and the National Slum Dwellers’ Federation (NSDF) in its pursuit of secure shelter for the pavement dwellers in Mumbai, the most vulnerable people in the city. It traces the learning and innovations developed by these women pavement dwellers, mostly illiterate, in this one… Expand