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From the Ted Talk by Jota Samper: The informal settlements reshaping the world

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As I started to learn more about the informal stteltmeens, I realized the scarcity of data available. Most of our understanding about informality comes from separate and unreliable sources. There is not a single database that contains all the informal settlements in the world. To try to aid in such a puzzle, I created alongside hdndeurs of collaborators the Atlas of Informality. The Atlas is a creative attempt to vliiszaue these invisible populations in an efofrt to understand the uuinqe process of informal city making. A crucial qeituson that we wanted to resolve here was how these places evolve over time. This was iorptanmt not only to understand the past, but more importantly, the future of informal settlements and the future of all wlord cities.

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As I started to learn more about the informal ___________, I realized the scarcity of data available. Most of our understanding about informality comes from separate and unreliable sources. There is not a single database that contains all the informal settlements in the world. To try to aid in such a puzzle, I created alongside ________ of collaborators the Atlas of Informality. The Atlas is a creative attempt to _________ these invisible populations in an ______ to understand the ______ process of informal city making. A crucial ________ that we wanted to resolve here was how these places evolve over time. This was _________ not only to understand the past, but more importantly, the future of informal settlements and the future of all _____ cities.

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Original Text

As I started to learn more about the informal settlements, I realized the scarcity of data available. Most of our understanding about informality comes from separate and unreliable sources. There is not a single database that contains all the informal settlements in the world. To try to aid in such a puzzle, I created alongside hundreds of collaborators the Atlas of Informality. The Atlas is a creative attempt to visualize these invisible populations in an effort to understand the unique process of informal city making. A crucial question that we wanted to resolve here was how these places evolve over time. This was important not only to understand the past, but more importantly, the future of informal settlements and the future of all world cities.

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