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Dharavi, Asia's largest slum located in Mumbai, India, is about to change forever.

Once a mangrove swamp on the edge of the city, more than 1 million people make their home amid the slum's 550 acres.

The Dharavi Redevelopment Project, a $2.5 million project launched by the private developers and approved by the Indian government, threatens to change that. New high-rise housing will be built. Cottage industries like leather tanning and pottery may be banned, destroying the community's economy.

This Stanley Foundation video, filmed in April 2008, explores the challenges for residents and developers.

This page is part of Rising Powers: The New Global Reality, a project from the Stanley Foundation.