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By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Indian City Slum Areas Become Newly Desirable Places to Live Development Challenges: With India’s urban economy experiencing rapid growth, its slums – once seen as the most undesirable places to live in the country, if not on Earth – are attracting the attention of affluent residents and developers in […]

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Tiny Homes to Meet Global Housing Crisis

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY More than 1 billion people around the world lack decent shelter. Of these, the majority live in urban areas, usually in slums and informal settlements (UN-HABITAT). The world’s megacities – like Mumbai, India, where more than 22 million live in the metropolitan region – have to find […]

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2011 Trends for the South

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The world has been through a dramatic and fascinating period since the global economic crisis erupted in 2008. While the wealthy, developed nations of the North have been pitched into one crisis after another, the countries of the global South (many of whom are well accustomed to […]

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Social Networking Websites: A Way Out of Poverty

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Social networking websites also known as, Web 2.0 – the name given to the new wave of internet businesses and websites such as YouTube and MySpace that are transforming the way people interact with the Web – has been dubbed the social web for its power to bring people together. The […]