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Mary Wiltenburg joins panel on Urban Slums


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SECTIONS's weekly radio show on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. EDT explores urbanization and the rise of slums, examining how such deplorable conditions might be addressed, even as the global economic crisis looms.

WorldFocus anchor Martin Savidge hosts a panel of guests:

-Erhard Berner is an associate professor of developmental sociology at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. He has done extensive research on urban poverty and community responses in the Philippines and elsewhere and served as a consultant to UN-Habitat, NGOs, and government institutions.

-Robert Neuwirth spent two years living in shantytowns across the developing world to write "Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World." He is now at work on a book chronicling the global reach of the informal economy.

-Mary Wiltenburg is an independent reporter, now following a year in the life of a refugee family in the U.S. and Tanzania in a series called Little Bill Clinton, a real-time multimedia project with The Christian Science Monitor and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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