Dhravi Slum, Mumbai, India; Courtesy of Flickr User ToGa Wanderings; Licensed via Creative Commons

Dhravi Slum, Mumbai, India; Courtesy of Flickr User ToGa Wanderings; Licensed via Creative Commons

Close up of Brazilian hillside Favelas, which are a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities, are home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs. Many of the slums are plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.

Close up of Brazilian hillside Favelas, which are a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities, are home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs. Many of the slums are plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.

One of the great contributions to the richness of Hong Kong’s urban scene were without doubt the caged balconies that lined the elevations not only of the Walled City, but also of many of the city’s other older tenement buildings. Sadly now but a distant memory, since they were classified as illegal structures in the late 1990s and torn down, these practical and otherwise very necessary additions to life in a tiny apartment were a source of constant delight.

One of the great contributions to the richness of Hong Kong’s urban scene were without doubt the caged balconies that lined the elevations not only of the Walled City, but also of many of the city’s other older tenement buildings. Sadly now but a distant memory, since they were classified as illegal structures in the late 1990s and torn down, these practical and otherwise very necessary additions to life in a tiny apartment were a source of constant delight.

http://chom.hubpages.com/hub/The-densest-living-place-in-the-world-Hong-Kong-Kowloon-Walled-City

http://chom.hubpages.com/hub/The-densest-living-place-in-the-world-Hong-Kong-Kowloon-Walled-City

Vertical Slums • Kowloo Walled City, Hong Kong-still think we need to change the word "slum" though and give people living there more dignity, don't they deserve that much?

Vertical Slums • Kowloo Walled City, Hong Kong-still think we need to change the word "slum" though and give people living there more dignity, don't they deserve that much?

View from kitchen window of Maryhill tenements.1970. **Horrible place but look at the beautiful white washing!

View from kitchen window of Maryhill tenements.1970. **Horrible place but look at the beautiful white washing!

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