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Informal Cities

January 30, 2015, 12pm PST
The ongoing efforts to reform street vending laws in Los Angeles gained national media attention recently. Can local officials find a way to overcome controversy and complexity to legalize street vending this year?
Salon
January 25, 2015, 9am PST
The New Yorker has published an interactive feature in New York's shadow transit system—the network of so-called "dollar vans."
The New Yorker
September 11, 2010, 11am PDT
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.
The Futurist