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12 October 2016

The theory and reality of urban slums: Pathways-out-of-poverty or cul-de-sacs?

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

About one in three urban residents (over 900 million people) in the global South live in informal settlements. These ‘slums’ generally consist of makeshift dwellings and they lack basic services such as water and sanitation. Local residents have no security of tenure, so they can be evicted at short notice.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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