OnePlanet: What slums can teach us Aug. 19, 2011

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One billion people now live in slums - and the number continues to rise rapidly. These unplanned, sprawling neighbourhoods quickly take root in cities and then boom in size. For a special two part series on One Planet, Paul Mason is sent into one of the biggest slums in the world, Manila's Estero de San Miguel, to find out what slums can teach us about capitalism and community.



One billion people now live in slums - and the number continues to rise rapidly. These unplanned, sprawling neighbourhoods quickly take root in cities and then boom in size. For a special two part series on One Planet, Paul Mason is sent into one of the biggest slums in the world, Manila's Estero de San Miguel, to find out what slums can teach us about capitalism and community.