Garima Jain, Allan Lavell, Cassidy Johnson | 2021

At the outset of the research presented in this volume, we hypothesised a distinction between the different forms of resettlement and relocation. Through the research, this typology was developed further, as explored by Allan Lavell in Chapter 1, and it became evident that the characteristics of the people, their relationship with the original and relocation sites, and the decision-making and implementation processes have a strong bearing on the eventual outcomes of intervention on the people and the city. The significant repetition of similar ‘errors’ in different contexts and cases suggests that the problem is more structural than contextual, and that it relates more to the ways resettlement is constructed as a problem and the associated sectoral mindsets than to specific, individual causes. The latter are, rather, a product of the former.