Sunday, January 27, 2008

House in a Slum? You Can't Afford It. -

Dilip D'Souza decodes Mumbai's mystifying housing market and the programs designed to aid squatters in this wonderfully honest article from The Washington Post.


Anonymous said...

There should be an efficient change what considers the housing in India. If the government would continue in raising the prices it would result in the immigration of those intellectuels who could build a better economy for this huge country. As a Vancouver condos realtor and an obsessed traveller, the situation in India is very close to my heart. I`ve met a lot of people with very radical ideas to improve the economical situation and everything connected with it but the government is too deaf. Only the lower educated people will accept the undesired conditions, everyone else would flee from the country I`m afraid.

Unknown said...

i am interested in speaking with you (Robert Neuwirth) about the subject of squatting for an NPR radio program called The Story...

please emailme at:


Greg Barbera

John Tattersall said...

Hi Robert,

We are a humanitarian project called The TEN Project concerned with involving kids worldwide in making their megacities sustainable, with a focus on squatter communities, the recent formation of which was largely inspired by your TED talk. We are wondering, if it would be OK to include a short quote from that TED talk in a documentary about the project that we are making for Jehane Noujaim's Pangea Film Day:

"These are the cities of the future"

Thank you very much,
We really hope you will support us in our cause towards sustainable megacities by and for the children who stand to win or lose.
With gratitude and mountains of respect,

John Tattersall


Project Initiator

Urbano dela Cruz said...

Hi Robert,

Slightly off topic but this post was inspired by your recent forum at the National Building Museum in D.C.

Thought it might interest you.

urbano dela cruz