Entries tagged ‘Urban Design’
The horrific collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh last week recalled a similar recent disaster in Accra, raising questions about building codes and government oversight.
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.
Like many of Manila’s informal settlers, Evangeline Bondoc lives a life of chronic instability: Her home assaulted by powerful storms, and her livelihood threatened by the government.