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MUMBAI'S DHARAVI :: Envisioning Change, by URBZ (2015)

Urbz suggests, in a way, leaving well enough alone. Rather than beginning with the false notion that Dharavi offers a tabula rasa, their team starts with what they call a tabula pronta, a table already laid with considerable riches. 208 more words


Mosaic habitat | Alexis De Bosscher 2012 (belgium / turkey)

“The cities of tomorrow are shaped by the informal settlements. According to Robert Neuwirth there are 1 Billion squatters on the planet. That is 1 on 7 people on the planet. 250 more words


Urban-Think Tank :: housing prototype for South African slums

Design strategy collective Urban-Think Tank has designed and built a prototypical house as part of an initiative to improve housing conditions for slum dwellers in some of the 2700 informal settlements across  57 more words



Projects like Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City have sparked fascination among architects and designers, who overlook the terrible living conditions these slums fostered.

“Whenever I see sensational exposes on the supposedly sublime spatial intensity of  277 more words

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BOOK :: "Planning for high density in low-income settlements. Four case studies from Karachi


Arif HasanAsiya SadiqSuneela Ahmed

In many large Asian cities, planners have begun to clear informal inner-city settlements and replace them with commercial and middle-class neighbourhoods, seeking to project an image of modernity and prosperity to foreign investors. 233 more words


CONTAINER # HOMELESS PEOPLE :: by Richard Rogers and YMCA (£30k)

“The real issue is what happens when people leave our hostels,” he says. “The only option is often poor quality shared accommodation managed by private landlords, who require large deposits and rent in advance.” 45 more words