"One billion now live in squatter Cities...This is good news." Steward Brand.
Here is 15 minute video is from TED by Robert Neuwirth, author of Shadow Cities. Poor folks squat on garbage dumps and built shanty cities in South America, Africa, and everywhere. Mr. Neuwirth makes the case that this is a good thing for the squatters. And he make makes the case for helping them but not the way you think. Watch and you'll understand, maybe even agree.
Of course Mr. Neuwirth has a blog: "Squatercity"
Stewart Brand makes a (3 minute) case: Why Squatter Cities are Good. "Squatter cities are where people are climbing out of poverty"
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