Excellent Article on Designing for the Poor

Today, writes Arjun Appadurai, “housing for the urban poor is intimately connected to processes that characterize the modern world: overcrowded megacities; complicated forms of taxation, credit and debt; legal structures that have turned housing into property; political systems that have made housing a pawn in high-order corruption, criminalization and political warfare.” Appadurai recounts the global struggle for housing as a human right, and emphasizes the relationship of secure housing to personal dignity and full citizenship: http://places.designobserver.com/feature/housing-and-hope-the-future-as-cultural-fact/37707/

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