Slums

A new exhibit at MoMA celebrates the "fitfully idealistic" architecture of Latin America, 1955 through 1980. Broad in scope, the exhibition ranges from Brasília's bold utopianism to the community-focused tactics of Bo Bardi.
Apr 24, 2015   The Economist
Kerwin Datu reflects on the implications of treating the world's diverse mixed-use slums as residential only enclaves.
Jan 18, 2012   The Global Urbanist
This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> goes inside the economic powerhouse of Mumbai's Dharavi slum to profile the informality that both troubles it and brings it prosperity.
Jan 1, 2012   The New York Times
Pending government approval, state housing department plans to grant all slum-dwelling families in Mumbai houses may become reality. The houses are free for families settled prior to 1995.
Nov 30, 2011   The Times Of India
Faced with climate change and poverty, Africans are focusing on a new farming frontier: the cities.
Nov 28, 2011   OnEarth
The slums are either a socially cohesive neighborhoods or a major problem -- depending on who you are. This exploration into the slums of Manila show the disconnect between the people and the government about the slums and their future.
Aug 18, 2011   New Statesman
Paul Mason takes a tour of Manila's 10-year-old Estero de San Miguel slum to test the theory that slums have upsides and finds that understanding the question's realities is as important as trying to find the answer.
Aug 16, 2011   BBC
The emergent urbanism of informal settlements has posed problems to governments in the Third World, and some are looking to address equality issues by issuing land titles. But one approach skips the titles and focuses on simple zoning.
Jul 10, 2011   Old Urbanist
Informal settlements like slums and favelas have been perplexing governments in Latin America for decades. A new report looks at two of the ways governments are addressing these areas, and the challenges that remain.
Jun 1, 2011   Citiwire
The slums of the world's megacities have been the subject of much admiration among urban thinkers recently. Joel Kotkin argues that adulation is misguided.
Apr 5, 2011   New Geography
This collection of city profiles looks at cities around the world that are making major improvements to the way they handle and provide water.
Mar 24, 2011   National Geographic