Architect, planner, activist, and theoretician, Charles Correa has captured the world's attention with his buildings and humanitarian approach to architecture. Ever since his apprenticeship with Louis Kahn, Correa has adapted the language of modern architecture to create pleasing, habitable buildings for people in cities and countries around the developing world. Correa is regarded internationally as an expert on housing in developing countries. Documenting over forty years of his work in a vital but often neglected area, this book brings together his most significant projects in detail. With over 450 newly commissioned plans and duotone photographs, this timely publication addresses the perennial issue of habitation, one of architecture's most pressing concerns. As the seemingly irreversible pull of world metropolises swells inner-city life almost to breaking point, Correa offers concrete solutions. Eschewing style in favor of content, rejecting ornamentation in favor of livable space, Charles Correa has forged an architecture that offers lessons to both students and practicing architects.