Asian Century Institute - Urbanization and slums in Asia - Asian slum
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This article was taken from Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) Newsletter entitled Housing by People in Asia. SDI (see below) is an acronym for a group. Around 64% of people who live in urban slums are in Asia, as the region experienced rapid rural-to-urban migration that has left millions of urban dwellers in poverty, according to the World Bank. Around 1 billion people -- or one-third of the urban population -- in developing.