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Date of this Version

May 2007


M.Arch Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2007


Today about 1 billion people, one in every six human beings, live in what the western world calls “slums.” Nations such as Mexico face an incredible challenge: millions of people don’t have a decent place to live. But the problem is more than just a housing shortage; urban poverty is exacerbated by residential segregation within cities. Designers must engage the challenge to create extremely low-cost housing that can be a real means of overcoming geographic isolation.

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