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Informal City

Patrick McDonnell

Over the next 30 years virtually all urban population growth will take place in the developing world. The Rockefeller Foundation's Informal City Dialogues: http://www.nextcity.org/informalcity.

A partnership between Next City and Forum for the Future, Informal City Dialogues homes in six cities: Accra, Bangkok, Chennai, Lima, Manila and Nairobi. These are places of extraordinary energy. The informal realms, from single-chair barbershops to nine-passenger vans to sprawling settlements, are prope

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  • Hannah Wasserman

    This is awesome-- and SO interesting. From an entrepreneurship stand point-- it seems like informal cities are beneficial-- less regulation. I wonder how this will impact governance in those cities.

  • matrosa

    Great initiative, equally awesome video. Who is the music?

    • Patrick McDonnell

      @Matrosa great music indeed. I Shazamed the tune and it's called "War" by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Good stuff!