Planet Of Slums Book Report
He also does a good job at explaining all the problems associated with the urban growth from the lack of housing to the rapid increase in the size of the cities which often consume surrounding villages as stated in the reading “rural people no longer have to migrate to the city: the city migrates to them.”(P.9). Worst of all is that most of the people that migrate to the cities do not live inside the city in any proper form of housing, but instead they live in huts in the outskirts of the city with no running water and in most cases no electricity. These areas where the huts are built to house the poor are the slums and as cities keep growing it is not always in the form of proper buildings, but these slums, which bring up a lot of problems.
Davis argues that the quality of life in the slums is very bad, and I would agree with his argument. Throughout the book Davis provides statistics and explains the harsh living conditions and the oppression that is part of the daily struggles of people who live in the slums. When reading it I found it hard to believe that other humans had to live