Below is a 5 year old CNN TV report on the same topic.
I can see the good side of using old containers as homes. They should be sent to Africa, if their so cheap to build as a home. But at the same time it feels like people are just being herded into these homes, if they were just used for social housing. Taking people away from the land and living in 'eco friendly' containment cities. While the Elite live in super luxury Villas.