why were slums considered a threat to public life?

Asked by dwivediastha717 | 22nd Jul, 2015, 06:46: PM

Expert Answer:

Slums were considered a threat to public life in London due to following reasons:

  • The one room houses inhabitated by the poor were extrmely overcrowded, badly ventilated and lacked even basic sanitation facilities.
  • London had been burned to cinders several times over the years and the congested slums were deemed to be a fire hazard.
  • There was paranoia regarding the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the elites feared rebellion on similar lines by the working class poor in London. Therefore, mass housing projects for the workers living slums were seen as necessary.

Answered by Soumil Shukla | 23rd Jul, 2015, 01:01: PM

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