Contrasting adaptation responses by squatters and low-income tenants in Khulna, Bangladesh

@article{Roy2013ContrastingAR,
  title={Contrasting adaptation responses by squatters and low-income tenants in Khulna, Bangladesh},
  author={Manoj Roy and David Hulme and Ferdous Jahan},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={157 - 176}
}
This paper examines patterns of adaptive behaviour in low-income settlements(1) in Khulna, Bangladesh’s third largest city. It contrasts the adaptive behaviours of “squatter” households who “own” their land with those of tenants who rent dwellings from private landlords, and finds significant differences between the adaptive behaviours of owners and renters. This is important, as most knowledge about low-income settlements in Bangladesh originates from “owned” settlements – often called “public… 

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