Tent Cities

The center of protest in Yemen's capital city of Sana'a has turned into a massive tent city, with more than 4,000 tents and a variety of services, public spaces and pop-up industries.
Jul 4, 2011   Der Spiegel
Haitians displaced from their home by the devastating earthquake in January have set up camp along a highway median.
Jun 3, 2010   NPR
The unstoppable force paradox is an exercise in logic that seems to come up in the law all too often. There is a Chinese variant. The Chinese word for "paradox" is literally translated as "spear-shield" coming from a story in a Third Century B.C. philosophy book, Han Fiez, about a man selling a sword he claimed could pierce any shield. He also was trying to sell a shield, which he said could resist any sword. He was asked the obvious question and could give no answer. The Washington Supreme Court broke the paradox between a 12-month moratorium during which the City of Woodinville considered sustainable development regulations for its R-1 residential area, and the efforts by the Northshore United Church of Christ (Northshore Church) to host a movable encampment for homeless people on its R-1 property. City of Woodinville v. Northshore United Church of Christ (July 16, 2009). Opinion
Jul 21, 2009   By Dwight Merriam
High Country News reports on Fresno's infamous Taco Flat in this 4-pager. Seattle's Nickelsville and Portland's Dignity Village are held up as better examples of squatter settlements. Architecture and 'informal urbanism' of tent cities is examined.
Apr 9, 2009   High Country News
The economic crisis is leading to a surge in homelessness and the growth of tent cities in many U.S. cities.
Mar 26, 2009   New York Times
Foreclosures and economic hardships have caused a proliferation of tent cities across the U.S.
Sep 21, 2008   Associated Press