There’s a Global Housing Crisis and Politicians Must Do More to Tackle It

June 10th, 2015 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


By: The Guardian

The official figure for the number of people who live in slums is 863 million people, but that number is more likely to be 1.3 billion and by 2050 the world’s slum population will reach well over two billion on current trends. So the target in sustainable development goals to “ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services, and upgrade slums by 2030” seems overambitious at best, and simply delusional at worst.

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