Decent shelter, and providing sanitation and security is necessary for a productive life. Globally, in contexts surrounded by squatter-settlements with immeasurable human costs, these remain beyond economic probability. Financial and social commitments from Governments are essential. Ours, the richest, has failed to build adequately for the poorest through lack of civic will; un-affordability has reached the middle-class; and urban squatting, as in Oakland's Ghost-Ship fire, provides a wake-up call demanding vigorous new thought.

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