Searching for a little bit of utopia – understanding the growth of squatter and informal settlements in Pacific towns and cities

  title={Searching for a little bit of utopia – understanding the growth of squatter and informal settlements in Pacific towns and cities},
  author={Paul Jones},
  journal={Australian Planner},
  pages={327 - 338}
  • Paul Jones
  • Published 15 November 2012
  • History
  • Australian Planner
Abstract Combined with urban poverty, the escalation in the rapid growth of squatter and informal settlements in Pacific towns and cities has been a defining feature of Pacific urbanisation in the new millennium. Squatter and informal settlements now cater for up to approximately 40–50% of the urban populations now residing in the larger Pacific towns and cities, especially in Melanesia. People are being increasingly attracted to urban areas in the likelihood of finding a better life for… 

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