Tower of David
More People More Slum: Venezuela's Struggle with Urbanization by Charmaine Shuford
Photo credit: ©Iwan Baan 1996-2010
Water Scarcity Madagascar
Water Security and Shortage: the Case of Antananarivo, Madagascar by Ariel Hofher
Photo credit: ©EU/ECHO/Maria Olsen
Detroit Urban Agriculture
Case Study of Urban Agriculture Redeveloping Detroit by Shannon Kinne
Photo credit: ©2012 Food Forward Productions
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The Delhi Metro - A Restructuring of Physical and Social Space by Avneet Takhar

This Issue

Urban Agriculture

Case Study of Urban Agriculture Redeveloping Detroit

by Shannon Kinne

The collapse of the auto industry has left Detroit a food desert. Shannon Kinne explores the model of sustainable urban agriculture pioneered in Cuba and implemented by non-profits in the United States. Can a globally inspired development project work in the United States?

 

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The Delhi Metro - A Restructuring of Physical and Social Space

by Avneet Takhar


Eager to solidify its role as a global 'megacity,' India's capital undertook a massive metro system. Avneet Takhar explores the effects of the system on India's place as a center of global interactions, and questions whether there is any way to mitigate the displacement and alienation that accompanies all major development projects.

Water Security and Shortage

Water Security and Shortage: the Case of Antananarivo, Madagascar

by Ariel Hofher

Ariel Hofher explores the difficulties of bringing safe, reliable drinking water to the people of Madagascar, arguing that building wells is not enough. To reduce poverty, address gender-based inequity, and improve health, education is the key.


 

More People More Slum

More People More Slum: Venezuela's Struggle with Urbanization

by Charmaine Shuford

The unfinished Tower of David, the world's tallest slum, stands as testimony to the failed dreams of affordable housing in Caracas, Venezuela. Charmaine Shuford investigates the roles of history, population growth, and government policies in solving the global problem of 'overurbanization.'