Beat Diaspora: Beats, Buses, Bricks

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Up and Down, Side to Side

“I wouldn’t glorify that ecosystem,” Ms. d’Cruz said of the slums. “But people have found an equilibrium within their means. The moment you give them something beyond their means, it’s a disaster.”

Not Everyone is Grateful as Investors Build Free Apartments in Mumbai Slums

Or, from my frame of mind, the transition from favela community to banlieue cité. Pros and cons to both, but I'm with d'Cruz, "Big buildings also deprive slum dwellers of self-sufficiency."

[via Squattercity]

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