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

User Review  - Alexandra - Goodreads

This is possibly the worst grammar and writing style I've read so far. The author is so repetitive and obvious that you sit there wondering if he thinks that us as readers are mentally slow. Chapter ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ali - Goodreads

It's pretty clear that the subject of this book is getting more critical as time passes, and this is a pretty good book on "informal housing" if you want a nice, compact summary of the issue. He ... 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  - Jessica King - Goodreads

One of the books I'm using for my thesis. Very easy to read and goes through conditions in Rio, Nairobi, Mumbai, and Istanbuil. great book 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  - Nadir - Goodreads

This proved to be a very compelling read. The author lived in squatter communities in Kenya, India, Brazil, and Turkey. By living with the squatters on a daily basis for months at a time he not only ... 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  - Andy - Goodreads

I read this book as part of a Sociology class (part of my college major) and I think it was the first time I read and really appreciated a sociological book. I now find that I read about a 50/50 split ... 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  - Linnae - Goodreads

The chapters I read were interesting, but reading it felt a lot like perusing a textbook for fun. I probably oughta keep reading it, and I would probably learn from it, but there are so many other ... Read full review


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