Housing Problems in a City in a Developing Country


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Housing Problems in a City in a Developing Country
Housing has long been recognized as a serious problem in developing countries. For example, Kofi Anan stated in 2003 that:
Almost 1 billion, or 32 percent of the world’s urban population, live in slums, the majority of them in the developing world. Moreover, the locus of global poverty is moving to the cities, a process now recognized as the “urbanization of poverty”. (United Nations Settlements Programme)
As noted and predicted by Anan, the developing world now has to deal with burgeoning problems of housing in many of its cities. A particularly striking example is in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. This essay analyzes and discusses the housing problem in Johannesburg and its...
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