Shadow Cities focuses on the lives and struggles of squatters in Brazil, Kenya, India, and Turkey, spanning centuries and cultures to make the case for these patriotic criminals, arguing that squatting is a venerable and legitimate form of urban development.
--news from Robert Neuwirth--
I recently (January 2020) signed a contract with Beacon Press for a new book of reportage on the economics of community.
I'm also working on a collection of short stories about economics called The Book of Derivatives.
Backstory: I've written two previous books: Stealth of Nations (on the global growth of the informal economy) & Shadow Cities (on the global growth of squatter communities).
I live in New York City and do most of my writing on manual typewriters.