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Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Tana - Goodreads

I like Robert Neuwirth, and I think he is doing good work here, but the structure and lack of close editing in this book becomes a distraction. Still, he makes you think beyond the premise of the history and future of squatting...but, again, I just wish it were better organized and error-free. Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Katie Sargent - Goodreads

In Shadow Cities Robert Neuwirth talks about five squatter cities that he lived in for a time. He explains how they work and what kind of people he found when he went there, and he tells us in such a ... Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Margaret Sankey - Goodreads

Neuwirth, a journalist, investigates four squatter settlements on the margins of the world's mega-cities--Nairobi, Rio, Istanbul and Mumbai, established by fantastically inventive survivors out of ... Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

this guy is coming to speak at the gsd next week, his blog is pretty good: http://squattercity.blogspot.com/ Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Fraser Kinnear - Goodreads

A fascinating read; and in many ways counter-intuitive to what you might expect life in these squatter cities is like. While I don't think Neuwirth brings anything new to the table about how to ... Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

compelling and educational - sometimes a bit too detailed and long. a champion for aid orgs / govt helping the poor help themselves in the line of Turner Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Frank Stein - Goodreads

Overall, the background research is pretty sketchy, the writing can be poor and disorganized at times, and the entire thesis of the book, if it has one, is difficult to discern. Still, the book is a ... Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Jerome - Goodreads

The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has argued that in the 21st Century the paradigm for the relationship between the State and life in the "state of exception" is the Camp. The concentration camp ... Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - E - Goodreads

OK - nothing groundbreaking on the dynamics of slum life/economics. I had higher hopes for their overview of the Slums of Rio. Read full review

Review: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

It is an interesting picture of four slums around the world, unfortunately colored by the author's loss of perspective. He has gone local, and now considers the world outside the slums to be a "Stepford existence". It's all a little much. Read full review


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