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Three billion people will be living in slum-like conditions by the year 2050. This astounding number of people will live outside of formal legal, political and economic conditions - and often in dwellings and settlements that do not provide basic services, such as sewage or protections like land tenure.
The book includes the ideas of leading practitioners and experts from a diverse range of fields about the current challenges of nonformal settlement across the globe. This is the first publication related to UN-Habitat's new Hub for Informal Settlements.