This week’s article at FourStory.org is about the process of redevelopment and urban planning in Latin America, and then a larger look at the way that dense slum develop works in the Global South in general. Here’s a little excerpt:
But not all cities are organized in ways that are efficient, useful or healthy for those living in them. Though most cities can be seen as democratic spaces, in many cases they are organized in ways that benefit the few in spite of the many. Bunker Hill, for example, is only a very small part of the city of Los Angeles. But dramatic resources are allotted to this small space, in spite of whole areas of North, South, West and East Los Angeles that could desperately use the funds.
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