Shadow Cities

A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

By Robert Neuwirth
(Routledge, Paperback, 9780415953610, 335pp.)

Publication Date: March 2006

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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.

Visit Robert Neuwirth's blog at: http: //squatterci ty.blogspot.com

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