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No. 0     Original Topic:  Extreme Apprentices: Slum Survivors   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 62   on  Sep 18, 2017 at 11:18 AM   Viewed 1714 times     
A short series on NetFlix following several very young apprentices on assignments to slum cities.

Are these truly the cities of the future?
It seems those living there are productive and happy, not wishing to ever go back to rural communities they migrated from. The conditions are harsh but there are no unemployed as explained in the ted talks below.

https://www.ted.com/talks/stewart_brand_on_squatter_cities

https://www.ted.com/talks/stewart_brand_on_squatter_cities#t-199205

any thoughts?
No. 1     Reply: Re: Extreme Apprentices: Slum Survivors   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
I personally do not find this surprising. We are seeing it here in the USA also, despite the media often sharing otherwise. There is renovation of our cities underway with a migration of population back to them. Here in Michigan it is being seen with even Detroit and Flint, and our large cities on the west side of Michigan. With some of what were small cities becoming larger cities. Within the cities are where the opportunities are.
No. 2     Reply: Re: Re: Extreme Apprentices: Slum Survivors   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 63   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 2:11 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

I personally do not find this surprising. We are seeing it here in the USA also, despite the media often sharing otherwise. There is renovation of our cities underway with a migration of population back to them. Here in Michigan it is being seen with even Detroit and Flint, and our large cities on the west side of Michigan. With some of what were small cities becoming larger cities. Within the cities are where the opportunities are.


I guess there has to be a LARGE breakdown for this type of innovation to have a chance. Most cities are pretty tough on 'tent cities' and would have a conniption fit over any structures built to less than code.
I was aware of such in Mexico and India but was most shocked by Dubui which I thought greatly subsidized their poor with oil income. I know a lot has changed in the last decade but wondering why city life could possible be easier than life in the country.