Matthew Niederhauser

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How Rio's Museum of Tomorrow Complicates the City's Present

Santiago Calatrava’s dramatic design sets new standards for sustainable architecture. But it is also a massive symbol of deepening socioeconomic divides.

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Inside São Paulo's Radical Fight for Affordable Housing

Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement stages occupations against rising corruption and inequality in South America’s biggest city.

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Rio's Olympic Inequality Problem, in Pictures

Those in greatest need of basic amenities are nowhere near the biggest infrastructure investments happening in preparation for the 2016 Games.

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A Drone Tour of Mumbai's Largest Bedroom Community

Navi Mumbai was supposed to be a fully functioning satellite city, but in practice it’s more like suburban sprawl.

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What's at Stake in the Fight Over the Mumbai Waterfront

In a megacity in desperate need of better planning, activists are calling for a more sustainable future for the Mumbai Port.

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A Mumbai Slum's Cultural Moment

With its second annual Biennale, Dharavi finds itself being taken seriously as an arts destination.