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The Life and Death of an Impossible City Photographing Kowloon Walled City

Sewage flows through Asia's largest slum, Dharavi. Ref pic for Paani

Sewage flows through Asia's largest slum, Dharavi.

Dilapidated: When the White Building was first built in Cambodia's Phnom Peng slum, it was hailed as the pinnacle of modern living - but today is little more than a crumbling ruin, where people fear the next crack could be the one which brings it all crashing to the ground

'White Building' is now slum city in Phnom Penh

The White Building in Cambodia’s Phnom Peng slum was once the pinnacle of modern day living but today it's one of the last monuments to the urbanized poor.

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

Slum Rehabilitation Promise to Mumbai's 20 Million

We must show that we have not forgotten those in Syria. #WithSyria http://chn.ge/1dpvr0l

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

For the last month, photographer Narciso Contreras has been showing the destruction in Aleppo, Syria. Here, people walk past damaged homes during heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces

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 ~ a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities. 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.

Music of My Mind Made Manifest: Kowloon Walled City (Nightmare)

the future in postapocalyptic fiction is usually a combination of elegantly dirty monochrome and soft vintage relics. The reality will be an ugly chaos of discarded plastic and rotting waste. rubbish_inside_kowloon_w_c

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

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London,  showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the  People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889). The streets  are colored to represent the economic class of the residents.

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum East End of London showing Bethnal Green Road Charles Booth’s Labour & Life of the People 1889 The streets are colored to represent the economic class of the residents

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