“Poverty only changes affordability not aspirations”. In this thought-provoking and incredibly intelligent talk, Smruti Jukur Johari breaks down the myth about people living in slums and informal communities. She underlines the crucial necessity to involve the slum’s residents in urban planning to improve liveability.
The TED talk was presented at the official TED conference TEDWomen 2019 in Palm Springs California.
Smruti Jukur Johari is a young urban planner working with poor city dwellers to uncover their persistent problems. She has committed her work to improving the quality of life for the poor, looking for common-sense fixes that people create for themselves and that serve immediate needs in easy-to-implement ways.