Book review: Improvisational economies and a globalized building

Robert Neuwirth is bringing new insights to familiar (for him, unfamiliar for most of us) territory in his book, “Stealth of Nations“. His previous work, “Shadow Cities” was a plea to take squatter cities and informal settlements seriously, rather than dismissing them as slums. (My review of Shadow Cities is here.) His mission . . . → Read More: Book review: Improvisational economies and a globalized building

Magic: How Slums Become Lovely Towns

An Economic Times article today, titled “Slums and economic stimulus”, says

“If slum dwellers could be given property rights that are heritable but inalienable to the land on which they now have their make-shift homes, if these title deeds provide for being used as collateral, then immediately all of these people . . . → Read More: Magic: How Slums Become Lovely Towns