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The Resource Shadow cities : a billion squatters, a new urban world, Robert Neuwirth

Shadow cities : a billion squatters, a new urban world, Robert Neuwirth

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Shadow cities : a billion squatters, a new urban world
Title
Shadow cities
Title remainder
a billion squatters, a new urban world
Statement of responsibility
Robert Neuwirth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book that confronts one of the least known but most important facts about the world's cities: that they are home to more than a billion squatters. Within a generation, that number is projected to grow to two billion - and more than half the people living in cities will be squatters. Yet most outsiders are unwilling to step into their communities, fearing crime, disease, and distress." "Investigative reporter Robert Neuwirth spent two years living in squatter neighborhoods on four continents. In Shadow Cities, he reports what he has learned from squatters in Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Mumbai, and Nairobi. He started his journey prepared to find squatters as signifiers of urban decay and lawlessness. Instead, he found vital communities of industrious and highly moral people who have built communities of lasting power." "Shadow Cities dispels the myth that shantytowns are purely a third world phenomenon, showing that the great cities of Europe and North America were once dominated by shantytowns. And Neuwirth shows that squatters will build vital neighborhoods without private titles as long as they know they are not subject to eviction." "Shadow Cities acknowledges that the world of the squatters may be gritty, but it shows that it is governed by hope. Squatters, Neuwirth argues are building the cities of tomorrow."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neuwirth, Robert
Dewey number
307.3/36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7287.95
LC item number
.N48 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Squatter settlements
  • Urban poor
  • Bidonvilles
  • Pauvres en milieu urbain
  • Bidonvilles
  • Pauvres en milieu urbain
  • Squatter settlements
  • Urban poor
  • Krottenwijken
  • Stadscultuur
  • Squattersiedlung
  • Städtebau
  • Armut
  • Wohnungsnot
  • Stadtforschung
  • Nairobi
  • Bombay
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Istanbul
Label
Shadow cities : a billion squatters, a new urban world, Robert Neuwirth
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rio de Janeiro : city without titles -- Nairobi : the squatter control -- Mumbai : squatter class structure -- Istanbul : the promise of squatter self-government -- The 21st century medieval city -- Squatters in New York -- The Habitat fantasy -- Are squatters criminals? -- Proper squatters, improper property -- The cities of tomorrow
Control code
ocm55286007
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780415933193
Lccn
2004011849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55286007
  • (OCoLC)55286007
Label
Shadow cities : a billion squatters, a new urban world, Robert Neuwirth
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rio de Janeiro : city without titles -- Nairobi : the squatter control -- Mumbai : squatter class structure -- Istanbul : the promise of squatter self-government -- The 21st century medieval city -- Squatters in New York -- The Habitat fantasy -- Are squatters criminals? -- Proper squatters, improper property -- The cities of tomorrow
Control code
ocm55286007
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780415933193
Lccn
2004011849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55286007
  • (OCoLC)55286007

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