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    DescriptionIn almost every country of the developing world, the most active builders are squatters, creating complex local economies with high rises, shopping strips, banks, and self-government. As they invent new social structures, Neuwirth argues, squatters are at the forefront of the worldwide movement to develop new visions of what constitutes property and community. Visit Robert Neuwirth's blog at: http://squatterci ty.blogspot.com


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    Title
    Shadow Cities
    Subtitle
    A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Neuwirth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415953610
    ISBN 10: 0415953618
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET140
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/MULTI
    LC classification: GF
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 307.336, 307.336416
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC042000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBSD
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    20 black & white illustrations, 20 black & white halftones
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    31 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Neuwirth is an investigative reporter who specializes in urban issues. He has written for The New York Times, The Nation, Metropolis, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, and many other publications. He received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his work on squatter communities.
    Review quote
    'Neuwirth gets the lowdown on the low life by becoming a resident of four of the most happening squatopolises: the thriving extralegal pockets of Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, and Rio. His ghetto epiphanies include impeccable civility, self-organizing local governments, bustling economies, modest crime rates, and squatter millionaires.' - Josh McHugh,Wired 'Urban squatters - families that risk the wrath of governments and property owners by building dwellings on land they don't own - represent one out of every ten people on the planet. Squatters create complex local economies with high rises, shopping strips, banks, and self-government in their search for decent places to live. This book reveals squatter communities from Rio to Bombay that give a glimpse into our urban future and show new visions of what constitutes property and community.' - architecture week 'Shadow Cities is at its best shining an investigative lens into areas of urban life that have seldom been described before. It is a wonderful story of the vitality and creativity of ordinary people who have managed to survive and sometimes even prosper in the face of government indifference if not hostility.' - Robert H. Nelson, a professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy; Reason Magazine '[A] superbly probing book...Compelling, thought-provoking and written with laconic grace, Neuwirth's study is essential reading for anyone interested in global urban affairs.' -Publisher's Weekly
    Table of contents
    Prologue: Crossing the Tin Roof Boundary Line Time Present Rio de Janeiro Nairobi Mumbai Istanbul 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 Sources