May 16, 2016, 11am PDT
Squatters living in the Las Vegas Valley have taken over empty houses in struggling working-class neighborhoods and in upscale planned communities such as Summerlin.
The Seattle Times
March 28, 2015, 11am PDT
A longtime colony for independent spirits in the California desert, Slab City may soon face mass eviction. A potential response by the community has its denizens divided.
New York Times
August 19, 2012, 9am PDT
Recent events in the southern India town of Hampi, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, expose the struggle to balance the needs of historical tourist sites and those who make their livelihood from them, writes Rachel Proctor May.
The Global Urbanist
August 25, 2011, 1pm PDT
With more than 100,000 empty homes within the city of Detroit, squatters are increasingly moving in.
The Detroit News
March 2, 2011, 10am PST
As housing costs rise and supplies dwindle in Caracas, more than 2500 squatters have occupied a downtown skyscraper.
The New York Times
February 11, 2011, 6am PST
Between 2,000 and 3,000 people have taken over the Grande Hotel in Beira, Mozambique, and turned it into a small community of squatters.
January 11, 2011, 10am PST
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.
What Matters
February 24, 2010, 5am PST
This article from <em>The Prospect</em> looks at slums and squatter cities. Author Stewart Brand, editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, calls them "unexpectedly green".
June 28, 2009, 7am PDT
The Brazilian government has just approved a measure that would grants legal land rights to squatters in the Amazon.