While low priority to urban shelter is a burden of access to the urban poor, I wonder how the governments' in evolving sphere will recognize the urgency of upgrading poor urban settlements! We all know that a number of economic, social, administrative and political factors are to blame for these constraints, but the starting line has to be drawn on when the actual initiation has to begin. In most cases priority is given to the productive sector, while investment in the urban industrial sector is encouraged. Planning for shelter and basic urban services in low income settlements does not receive the priority it deserves. Budget allocation for social services, particularly for those in shantytown and dumpier areas, are not adequate. In the case of squatter settlements, government interventions are usually averse to provide services for the fear that it might encourage others to illegally occupy land. Every one of us has a role to play in the upgrade of urban poor settlements. What role have you played?