2017 Issue 1 Cities of misery and hope

In the so-called villas miserias of Buenos Aires, migrant communities face marginalization, lack key services and live in neglected neighbourhoods.



Other stories from this issue

Front line city

As cities take on greater importance — as population centres and economic hubs — they have also become front lines in most of today’s conflicts.

Focus: Prison Waterfront

Built on marshlands between a prison and one of the thousands of creeks that make up the Niger delta, the Prison Waterfront neighbourhood is one of many shanty towns to grow up on the outskirts of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Life on Syria Street

The largely urban conflict in Syria has also had a major impact on cities in neighbouring countries. Lebanon, which hosts some 1.2million Syrians, is dealing with complex confessional fault lines.