Student Project | Urban Catalyst | M.D.B. Perera

Canal bank landscape revival for marginal communities at Dehiwala

Unplanned Rapid Urbanization is a major issue. Continued immigration to urban areas creates low-income informal settlements in the boundaries and the infill spaces of cities with Social, Ecological and Architectural issues. Dehiwala canal, the border of greater Colombo city boundary have a similar situation. The government have a proposal to resettle these community.

Sri Lanka has many experiences with failed resettlement projects than succeeded once. Project formulation happened to give a landscape solution for smart resettlement of the Dehiwala canal community and as a pilot project for other resettlement projects in the future.

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