2 planet of slums global population explosion since 1950 and are currently growing by a million babies and migrants each week3 the worlds urban labor force has more than doubled since 1980 and the present urban popu lation 32 billion is larger than the total population of the world. Planet of slums mike davis on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the classic brilliant best selling account of the rise of the worlds slums where according to the united nations. Planet of slums by mike davis 240pp verso 1599 hear this word writes mike davis ye kine of bashan that are in the mountain of samaria which oppress the poor which crush the needy . Mike davis 2006 planet of slums looks at the more than 1 billion people living in slums expected to reach 2 billion people within the next 10 years yes within a few years like one in 5 or so people will live this semi death of urban slum hell thanks to the triage of humanity under global capitalism. Mike davis is the author of several books including planet of slums city of quartz ecology of fear late victorian holocausts and magical urbanism he was recently awarded a macarthur fellowship he lives in papaaloa hawaii
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