Entries tagged ‘Sprawl’
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.
Since Ghana started pumping oil in 2010, Accra has been blessed with one of the world’s fastest growing economies. But informal sector workers still piece their livelihoods together bit by bit.
The Peruvian capital of Manuel Vigo’s youth was a quiet and dodgy place ringed by informal settlements. Today, those settlements have become the city, and the streets crackle with energy.