Tuesday, November 29, 2011

social commerce, DIY-style

Writing in The Guardian, Adam Werbach, the former head of the Sierra Club, endorses squatter savings schemes and do-it-yourself development through the informal economy as the way forward for the megacities of the developing world. "Who will fix this?" a squatter asks rhetorically as she imagines the monsoon rains that will flood her newly-tiled home next year. "It is we, ourselves."


Amil Niazi said...

Hi Robert, I'm with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and would like to talk to you about appearing on one of our TV news shows. Can you email me as soon as possible at amil.niazi@cbc.ca


Joel said...

It'll be interesting to see the extent to which tech-related financial inclusion efforts understand and strengthen informal-sector economics.