Entries by Mark Bergen | Next City
Some 800 families are living in the footprint of a mall, determined to stay put despite city plans that say otherwise.
For a megacity with more than 18 million people in its metro area, Mumbai, India is not a particularly vertical city. Many of its inhabitants squeeze into low-rise slums crammed into the urban space. But an ongoing slum rehabilitation program seeks to clear these corrugated metal shacks and relocate the slum-dwellers to new high rises.
A consortium of large corporations and universities have come together to establish a center dedicated to urban science in Brooklyn. The goal is to not only find solutions to city problems, but to also help turn New York into the next Silicon Valley.