Does the US have slums?

Lucy Wallwork

It has long been a policy goal of developed countries to become “slum-free.” In fact, the town-planning movement in the U.K. was born out of the desire to combat the severe public health problems caused by the densely-packed slum communities that grew up around centers of industry as the Industrial Revolution took hold.

However, with alarming levels of inequality emerging in the U.S., people are starting to ask whether slums are still a phenomenon confined to the developing world, or whether they are also a cancer within?

Read more slums in the USA.

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