Explore SLUMSCAPES: Go inside the world's five biggest slums

    by Special series from PLACE
    Monday, 17 October 2016 11:28 BST

As the United Nations meets in Quito, Ecuador this week to prepare a new 20-year plan to cope with the challenges of booming urbanization, residents of the world's five biggest slums are battling to carve out a place in the cities of the future.

Our new in-depth interactive feature takes you to each of them - to Mumbai, Cape Town, Mexico City, Nairobi, and Karachi - to give a new perspective on the informal slum cities where one quarter of the world's urban population live.

Follow the link to see a unique view of each of the major slums, captured by in exclusive drone photography, 360-degree films, and intimate interviews with the residents.

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