The Challenge of Slum Formation in the Developing World

One of every three urban citizens lives in slum conditions across the world today. According to the United Nations Human Settlement Programme, in 2006 there were nearly 1 billion people who could find housing only in slum settlements in most cities of Latin America, Asia, and Africa, and a smaller number in the cities of Europe and North America (UN Habitat 2006).

Growth Management, Informal Land Markets, Infrastructure, Legal Issues, Local Government, Public Policy, Slum, Urban Development, Urban Upgrading and Regularization

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