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Slumdog by James W. Delano (50 images)

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Governments do not like slums. Slums represent civic shortcomings that politicians would rather forget or, at least, keep out of sight. As soon as slums are bulldozed, they sprout up some place else unless the root causes are addressed.

According to an United Nations study, 58% of South Asia's urban population reside in slums. That number rises to 71.9% for Sub-Saharan Africa. One in every three urban dwellers worldwide live in slums.

UN-HABITAT defines a slum...
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