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Why Do Slums Persist in Prosperity?

Why Do Slums Persist in Prosperity?
Why Do Slums Persist in Prosperity?, Aerial view over Mumbia. Image © Flickr CC User Cactus Bones
Aerial view over Mumbia. Image © Flickr CC User Cactus Bones

In a recent article for the Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida examines some new research from MIT that criticizes the idea that slums are a natural stage in the modernization of cities, showing that many slums continue to persist and even grow in cities/countries experiencing increased prosperity. Rather than economic growth, argues Florida, accountable governments and institutions make much more of an impact on slum development. You can read the full article here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Why Do Slums Persist in Prosperity?" 30 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/472427/why-do-slums-persist-in-prosperity/> ISSN 0719-8884