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A map showing the projected 2025 size of the global slum population and its geographical distribution

Covid-19’s impact on slum upgrading in Latin America

The Covid-19 pandemic has provided an incentive for Latin American cities with high-density slums to rethink their approach to slum upgrading efforts. Rebuilding the informal settlements to ease population density and other structural issues is not likely in crisis-stricken economies. However, new technologies are making a dent in the problem.

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