(WorldKings) From £400-a-month 'coffin apartments' in Hong Kong to one-room-families in LA, how cities are now full to bursting
The world isn't getting any bigger, but its population certainly is.
And for many of its most condensed cities, it's the poorest who must bear the brunt of a worsening battle for space.
In Hong Kong, where the cost of property has more than doubled since 2012, some are forced to live in spaces ominously referred to as 'cage homes' or 'coffin apartments' - tiny, cramped and for what they are, ludicrously expensive.
One woman pictured here lives with her young son in a 60-sq-ft room for a staggering £400 per month. Not far away, a man lives alone in an even smaller coffin apartment, measuring just 20-sq-ft. There's not even enough space to stand up and yet he pays £182 per month.
In South Korea, 73-year-old divorcee Kong Kyung-soon makes do with little more than six square feet in Seocho-gu, adjacent to the wealthy Gangnam suburb in Seoul.
Other living situations documented here include the family-of-three who lost their home during the 2009 financial crisis and had to move into a Los Angeles garage; and the 300-sq-ft micro-apartments in New York City, which cost a whopping $2,700 (£2,218) per month.