Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World / Edition 1

Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World / Edition 1

by Robert Neuwirth
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415953618

ISBN-13: 9780415953610

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In almost every country of the developing world, the most active builders are squatters, creating complex local economies with high rises, shopping strips, banks, and self-government. As they invent new social structures, Neuwirth argues, squatters are at the forefront of the worldwide movement to develop new visions of what constitutes property and community.

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Overview

In almost every country of the developing world, the most active builders are squatters, creating complex local economies with high rises, shopping strips, banks, and self-government. As they invent new social structures, Neuwirth argues, squatters are at the forefront of the worldwide movement to develop new visions of what constitutes property and community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415953610
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Out of the Shadowsxi
Prologue: Crossing the Tin Roof Boundary Line1
Time Present
1Rio de Janeiro: City without Titles25
2Nairobi: The Squatter Control67
3Mumbai: Squatter Class Structure101
4Istanbul: The Promise of Squatter Self-Government143
Time Past
5The 21st Century Medieval City177
6Squatters in New York205
Issues on the Way Forward
7The Habitat Fantasy241
8Are Squatters Criminals?251
9Proper Squatters, Improper Property281
Time Future
10The Cities of Tomorrow309
Acknowledgments317
Sources321
Index329

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