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Shadow Cities A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World

ISBN-10: 0415953618
ISBN-13: 9780415953610
Edition: 2006
Authors: Robert Neuwirth
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Description: 'Shadow Cities' offers an historically based justification of squatters' rights, arguing that property rights are not 'natural'. To argue his case, Neuwirth provides first-hand accounts of squatters in megacities throughout the world - Rio, Delhi,  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

'Shadow Cities' offers an historically based justification of squatters' rights, arguing that property rights are not 'natural'. To argue his case, Neuwirth provides first-hand accounts of squatters in megacities throughout the world - Rio, Delhi, Istanbul and Nairobi.

Preface: Out of the Shadows
Prologue: Crossing the Tin Roof Boundary Line
Time Present
Rio de Janeiro: City without Titles
Nairobi: The Squatter Control
Mumbai: Squatter Class Structure
Istanbul: The Promise of Squatter Self-Government
Time Past
The 21st Century Medieval City
Squatters in New York
Issues on the Way Forward
The Habitat Fantasy
Are Squatters Criminals?
Proper Squatters, Improper Property
Time Future
The Cities of Tomorrow
Acknowledgments
Sources
Index

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