Slums

Researchers are building a more complete archive of life in slums, home to one-third of the urban population of developing countries. A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) rejects assumptions about the benefits of slums.
Feb 10, 2014   The Economist
Prince Charles is planning to build a 15,000-person shanty town in India, modeled after Dharavi, the Mumbai settlement featured in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire".
Jan 14, 2011   Daily Mail
In this piece, Stewart Brand argues that squatter cities will grow greatly over the next few decades, and the world will be better because of it.
Jan 11, 2011   What Matters
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, officials in Rio de Janeiro are taking on a massive upgrade project in the city's slums.
Dec 8, 2010   Guardian
With a collective population of more than 10 million, Kenya's slums face major sanitation issues. A new project offers a sustainable solution.
Nov 30, 2010   Gizmag
As the Commonwealth Games get underway in New Delhi, India, locals are upset that officials have made efforts to hide slum areas from the view of visitors.
Oct 5, 2010   Los Angeles Times
The population of India's slums is expected to rise close to 100 million in 2011.
Sep 16, 2010   Tiny Green Bubble
Many people have argued that global cities can take lessons from informal communities like Dharavi and the favelas of Brazil. Designers Pavlina Ilieva and Kuo Pao Lian have created a new framework for city development based on these informal cities.
Sep 11, 2010   The Futurist
Redeveloping the slums of Rio de Janeiro has been on the city's agenda for decades. Despite the many challenges, some new efforts seem to be paying off.
Aug 11, 2010   People's Daily
Brazilian slums represent huge segments of the country's urban population, especially in Sao Paulo. Upgrading them into economically sustainable segments of the city is a challenge, but a new toolkit offers a path to success.
Mar 31, 2010   Citiscope
With increasing urbanization spreading throughout global cities, Justin McGuirk argues that city design is the biggest challenge acing designers.
Mar 29, 2010   Guardian