Around the globe, as people move to cities, demand for housing is exploding. By 2050, UN-HABITAT estimates that 3 billion people may be living in slums. This week Latitudes highlights ideas for creating housing that is affordable, healthy, an adapted to the needs of communities -- from India to Sweden to the United States.
This week's host
Rachel Louise Snyder
is the bestselling author of Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade (WW Norton)
. She is also the host and executive producer of the weekly public radio program The Global Guru
, which uncovers mysteries of global culture around the world. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine
, Travel & Leisure
, The New Republic
, among others, and she received a 2006 Overseas Press Award for her work on the public radio show This American Life
. Snyder lived in London for two years, before moving to Cambodia for an accidental six, and recently relocated to Washington, D.C., where she is an assistant professor of literature in the MFA program at American University.