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“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
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
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
“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