Currently there is an existing population of 1 billion people living in slums, or what is consider to be inhuman conditions. By 2030 this number will double. This is one of the biggest problems we will have to deal with as a society, as these improvise spaces begin to surround major capitals in the world. Therefore this a problem that affects everyone in some sort of matter.
As architects, our job should go further than designing new buildings and communities. I feel that in our clique of thinker and innovator we should be able to find solutions that will incorporate responsive design to solve/improve these spaces. To transform these slums into everything they are not, secure, open, visual pleasing etc.
At the end, these dense spaces are not going anywhere anytime soon, so how do we incorporate our ideas into the existing context.
I invite anyone to talk about anything and everything that will help this blog growth, with the goal to spread awareness.
Rapid world growth and urbanization is not allowing cities to adapt and provide for their inhabitants. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Furthermore, already overcrowded cities have to absorb people leaving their rural hometown in hope of job opportunities. There are currently over 1 billion slum dwellers in the world. This number is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030.