Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission
Odisha, India. 2018 - ongoing
The Norman Foster Foundation is collaborating with Tata Trusts on the regeneration of informal settlements from within.
Following the launch of the ‘Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission’ by the Government of Odisha, which aims to give land rights to over 200,000 households in informal settlements, the Norman Foster Foundation is collaborating with Tata Trusts in the larger objective of creating a sustainable habitat for communities living with little or no access to appropriate living, working spaces or access to basic services.
By addressing the regeneration of informal settlements from within rather than applying the ‘bulldozer’ approach from the past, these projects could have a profound influence on younger generations of professionals in India and worldwide. With the knowledge gained it could empower politicians and citizens alike to address a global need of huge magnitude with more knowledge and would enable others to undertake similar initiatives.