Entries tagged ‘Dharavi’

  • The World Needs More Slums

    05/07/2013 9:26am | Comments
    Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

    In a guest blog post, Indian journalist Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar argues that, contrary to their reputation for squalor and crime, slums provide a critical low-cost way for the rural poor to access a better life in cities.

  • When Tokyo Was a Slum

    Accra, Bangkok, Chennai, Lima, Manila, Nairobi | 01/08/2013 5:38pm | Comments
    Matias Echanove & Rahul Srivastava

    Today’s slums are developing incrementally, constructed by the people who live there, with little regulation — a form of urbanism that local officials often malign. But just a few decades ago, Tokyo, a city that’s now widely seen as one of the world’s greatest metropolises, was built in similar fashion.