Slums

04Mar09
Communities Along Pasig River

Slums along the Pasig River

Boston Globe’s Dubrow writes about how slums can be seen as a remarkably successful response to adversity.

“No one denies that slums – also known as shantytowns, squatter cities, and informal settlements – have serious problems. They are as a rule overcrowded, unhealthy, and emblems of profound inequality. But among architects, planners, and other thinkers, there is a growing realization that they also possess unique strengths, and may even hold lessons in successful urban development.”

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