1 edition of Slums found in the catalog.
Eugenie Ladner Birch
Written in English
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-225) and index.
|Statement||edited by Eugenie L. Birch, Shahana Chattaraj, and Susan M. Wachter|
|Series||The city in the twenty-first century, City in the twenty-first century book series|
|LC Classifications||HV4028 .S58 2016|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 241 pages|
|Number of Pages||241|
|LC Control Number||2015030117|
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In a nutshell: The 21st century will see a final rural to urban migration driven by the Rediscovering Dharavi – Kalpana Sharma.
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Centerpiece of the book is a study on slums where vernacular architecture and tradition meet the planned city. Through thorough analysis of slums it becomes clear that traditional ways of building lead to a specific architecture when transferred to today’s very dense n: The book outlines the history of a Victorian slum in Bethnal Green.
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Book Description Slum tourism is a globalizing trend and a controversial form of tourism. Impoverished urban areas have always enticed the popular imagination, considered to be places of ‘otherness’, ‘moral decay’, ‘deviant liberty’ or ‘authenticity’.
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The word ‘slum’ has mainly been used to describe people living under substandard conditions and by: A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data The challenge of slums: global report on human settlements, / United.
A slum is usually a highly populated urban residential area consisting mostly of closely packed, decrepit housing units in a situation of deteriorated or incomplete infrastructure, inhabited primarily by impoverished persons.
Although slums, especially in America, are usually located in urban areas, in other countries they can be located in suburban areas.
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Thieves and prostitutes keep company with rats in overcrowded lodging. Growing up homeless in Kibera, a slum in Kenya, Kennedy Odede received a book of Martin Luther King’s speeches that changed his life and inspired him to /5().
But while slum tourism often evokes moral outrage, critics rarely ask about what motivates this tourism, or what wider consequences and effects it initiates. In this provocative book, Fabian Frenzel investigates the lure that slums exert on their better-off visitors, looking at the many ways in which this curious form of attraction ignites changes both in the slums themselves and on the world stage.
According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. In this brilliant and ambitious book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. Dharavi is a slum ward located in the suburbs of India's most populated city of Mumbai.
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In the s, fashionable Londoners left their elegant homes and clubs in Mayfair and Belgravia and crowded into omnibuses bound for midnight tours of the slums of East London. A new word burst into popular usage to describe these descents into the precincts of poverty to see how the poor lived: slumming.
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