Slums: Abahlali BaseMjondolo, Kowloon Walled City, Favela, Kibera, Colonia, Cité Soleil, Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, Slum

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General Books LLC, 2010 - Social Science - 244 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Kowloon Walled City, Cit Soleil, Colonia, Favela, Kibera, Slum, Trenchtown, Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, Korogocho, Slum upgrading, Blikkiesdorp, Kennedy Road, Durban, Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers, Homeless International, Miguel Pe a Municipality, Lo c Wacquant, Complexo do Alem o, Slumlord, Cardboard city, Villa miseria, No Land! No House! No Vote!, Mathare, QQ Section, Homeless Workers' Movement, Slum Networking, Morro da Babil nia, Rocinha, Pueblos j venes, Manshiyat naser, Makoko, Heli polis, Wallacedene, Agege, Kakuri, Dona Marta, Kawangware, Mukuru kwa Njenga, Uthiru, Kangemi, Laini Saba, Kiambiu, Lindi, Nairobi, Kroo Bay, Makongeni, Vidigal, Kichinjio, West Point, Monrovia, Mugumoini, Kisumu Ndogo, Mashimoni, Mahwa Aser, Kambi Muru, Corti o, Sarang'ombe, Soweto East, Raila, Shilanga, Gatwekera, Siranga, Mathare Valley, City of the Dead, Matopeni, Clara Town, Soweto West, Cazenga, Camp of Fire, Morro do Estado, Majengo, Nairobi, Ezbet el-Haggana, Muirigo, Nyalenda. Excerpt: Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use. In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.03 km; 0.01 sq mi) borders. In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City. Some ...

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