Upgrade slums, expand rentals to ease urban housing crisis in developing countries: Report

Slum-Upgrading

By Accommodation Times Bureau

Booming cities in developing nations should upgrade slums, build on underused land and promote rental choice to tackle a fast-growing crisis caused by a shortage of affordable housing, researchers said on Wednesday.

About a third of people in developing-world cities live in informal settlements, where they often lack access to basic services, said a report from the Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI).





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