The ins and outs of a new approach to world development.
Hope on the horizon
Michael McLean describes the evidence which now demands a change in the basic strategy of world development, and argues that the 'basic needs' approach is the only hope left for the world's poor.
Frances Moor Lappé and Joseph Collins take on the six major myths of the world food crisis and put forward six preconditions for meeting the world's basic need for food.
Pushing through the week
Ruth Seitz talks to Margaret Mumbua - one of the estimated 1,000 million people who lack the basic necessities of life.
The house that Raj Kumar built
Ben D'Souza asks why subsidized low-cost housing programmes in the Third World are benefiting the already well off and describes the alarming gulf between the poor and those who plan for them.
Calling off the bulldozers
Jeremy Bugler reports from Vancouver on the 'self-help' housing arrangement that was the 'HABITAT' Conference's main contribution to meeting the housing needs of the poor.
Consult the people - afterwards
In conjunction with HABITAT, the International Federation of Architects sponsored an international architects competition for a Third World housing scheme to be built in the Tondo aread of Manila, Philippines. Maggie Black looks at the shadier side of a scheme already well-lit by international publicity.