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    BOSTON AIR RIGHTS

    Creating urban land where none existed before seems to be a Boston tradition. Dredging of the Charles River and leveling of hills in the 1800s transformed a shallow backwater into the stylish Back Bay neighborhood. Now developable "plots" are being created by leasing of "air rights" over the portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike that traverses downtown.

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    IMPROVING URBAN SHANTYTOWNS

    Over one fourth of the urban population of India today lives in slums, under inhumane conditions. These shantytowns, common to many cities of the developing world, are characterized by low-quality housing and lack of physical infrastructure. With little access to clean drinking water and sanitation, the inhabitants face a constant threat of disease.

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