there is no better place than to read a book written by Mike Davis. This is not the longest of tracks, nor the most poetic of his works, but what it lacks in length and drama it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin C. Kresse
Essential reading for the global citizen.
Shocking description of how the world's poor live.
Sad but a must read for anyone interested in social justice
I'm fascinated by urban policy and living, such that I've read multiple books on the subject, volunteered for a year at an urban housing non-profit, and currently work in urban... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Asteriskx
We all ought to know what kind of world we are heading toward. Davis' book is an excellent "history of the present", to borrow a phrase from Foucault.Published 7 months ago by prk
Planet of Slums has several arguments but I would distill the primary ones as follows:
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Gratefully, the author presents us with the problems on the scale of past, present and future. Wonderfully informative and depressing. Tons of useful statistics.Published 14 months ago by John D. Rockhill
A very revealing book about the extent of urban poverty and atrocious living conditions in the southern hemisphere, often abetted by rapacious officialdom and unwittingly by the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Matthew Cushing
I completed Planet of Slums today and it has been an intense and often emotional read. The problems in the world are even worse than i thought. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Juzzy
It was for City of Quartz. Davis was criticizing the new subway system in LA. I approached him at the end of the talk and asked if he had ever ridden the subway? Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by Melle Belle