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Learning From Lagos: Contemporary Architects Harvest the Slums for Design Inspiration

ARTINFO | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

A few days ago, architecture and design magazine eVolo published a conceptual proposal called "Favela Cloud," a formal scheme to redevelop the Brazili...

Slum Tourism: Learning or Leering

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that the impetus for my visit was the film Slumdog Millionaire.

In African Slum, Dreaming About Things So Close, Yet So Far

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Being poor and young in Africa does not mean that you cannot dream.

Walking the Slum Side of Bangalore (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

BANGALORE -- Brinda Adige, a self-starting social activist, in yellow sari, is our guide to the slum side of Bangalore and the virtual canyon betw...

Finding Parallels Between New York City and Mokattam, a Garbage Village in Cairo

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diana Mao

My experience has shown to me that even in a developed region like New York City, you will find traces of extreme economic inequality, just like in Cairo.

Education Innovation in the Slums

Huffington Post | Lance Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

"You have to engage people before you start to teach them," says British author Charles Leadbeater. The video below is a 20-minute speech discus...

In an African Slum, Clean Drinking Water Gets Low Priority

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

In Kibera, Kenya, the government clinic gets a shipment of water purification tablets every three or four months. In a week or two the tablets are gone.

Brazil: Intense Blaze Burns Sao Paulo Slum

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAO PAULO — An intense fire broke out Sunday in a slum in South America's largest city, sending residents running across rooftops to escape the ...

Moving Day in Mathare Valley

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacqueline Novogratz

I came to Mathare Valley to see if I could better understand the trajectory of people moving from this desperate slum to Jamii Bora's development of $4,000 houses in Kaputei.

India, Katrina, and the Bailout: How Poor People Everywhere Are Being Neglected

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Before, during, and after a serious terrorist attack, poor people endure retched conditions. US prisoners and Indian slum residents both share 59 square feet of living space.