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How slum residents in India ar

How slum residents in India are redesigning their future homes

How do you successfully help residents of a slum move into housing that improves their quality of life while maintaining a strong sense of community? You let them in on the design process and hear them out. At least that is what is happening in an informal settlement in the Indian city of Read More...

These entrepreneurs are turnin

These entrepreneurs are turning slums into safer places to live

Slums have long represented a great development challenge as they are by definition areas in which the inhabitants lack fundamental resources such as adequate sanitation, improved water supply, durable housing or adequate living space. For centuries, demolishing these settlements was seen as the Read More...

Slum tours: Traveling off the

Slum tours: Traveling off the beaten path

Slum tours offer travelers an authentic, offbeat look at foreign cultures—and locals a new way to make a living. Vicky Collins | April 2009 issue It’s a bright morning, and I’m picked up at the Copacabana Palace, one of the most splendid hotels along the beach in Rio de Janeiro, where I join Read More...

Video: Taking a tour through B

Video: Taking a tour through Brazilian slums

Slum tours offer travelers an authentic, offbeat look at foreign cultures - and give locals a new way to make a living. These tours, which began in one of the most famous slums of Rio de Janeiro, are beginning to spread to other cities with famous slums, such as Mumbai, Nairobi, and Read More...