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The Legacy Effect of Squatter Settlements on Urban Redevelopment

Ignacio A. Navarro and Geoffrey K. Turnbull

in Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590148
eISBN:
9780191595493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590148.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

The chapter presents a theoretical model that seeks to answer the question of why former squatter settlements tend to upgrade/redevelop at a slower pace than otherwise similar settlements originating ... More


Informal Law in Informal Settlements

Jane Matthews Glenn and Véronique Bélanger

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Because of the inappropriate and excessively high demands of the formal requirements associated with low-cost housing facilities in most developing countries, many of those who comprise the urban ... More


The Struggle for Life in South Africa's Slums

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the ethnographic setting for the book as a whole by painting a picture of everyday life in South Africa’s informal settlements. It introduces the reader to each of the primary ... More


Public Policies Toward Informal Settlements in Jordan (1965–2010)

Myriam Ababsa

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter details the evolution of policies for the rehabilitation of informal settlements in Jordan, showing that they are contingent on the residents' degree of citizenship and the fact that ... More


Mapping Kibera. Empowering Slum Residents by ICT

Primož Kovačič and Jamie Lundine

in Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199941599
eISBN:
9780199349517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941599.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter presents insights from practitioners with over three years of experience in the digital mapping of informal settlements in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Nairobi’s informal settlements are ... More


A framework for urban integration: the case of Buenos Aires

Séverine Deneulin, Eduardo Lépore, Ann Mitchell, and Ana Lourdes Suárez

in Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334316
eISBN:
9781447334354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the capability approach is being integrated into the policies and priorities of the local government of the federal city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. It first considers ... More


The Coastal Settlements of Ouzaii and Jnah: Analysis of an Upgrading Project in Beirut

Falk Jähnigen

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the many social actors involved in urban planning for two informal settlements in the same southern suburb of Beirut. It studies resident committees that support Hezbollah and ... More


The Current Meaning of Historic Areas in Cairo

Ahmed Sedky

in Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162459
eISBN:
9781617970122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The term “Historic Cairo” means the specific zone that is the focus of numerous area conservation and upgrading projects under the auspices of different governmental and international organizations. ... More


Urban Dynamics in Iranian Port Cities: Growth, Informality, and Decay in Bandar Abbas

Pooya Alaedini and Mehrdad Javaheripour

in Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499372
eISBN:
9780190638504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499372.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter discusses the rapid urbanization in Iran which has resulted in the proliferation of unplanned, underserviced, and poverty-stricken neighborhoods often referred to as slums. It examines ... More


Law, Rights, and Justice in Informal Settlements: The Crossed Frames of Reference of Town Planning in a Large Urban Development Project in Beirut

Valérie Clerc

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter deals with the Elyssar project, developed in 1995, which aimed to destroy large areas of informal settlements located in the southern suburbs of Beirut, whose residents had been ... More


A Systemic Perspective on the Global Sanitation Challenge: Insights from Sociotechnical Dynamics in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements

Mara J. van Welie and Bernhard Truffer

in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949501
eISBN:
9780197528907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949501.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The sanitation target of the millennium development goals (MDGs) was not reached and progress toward the sustainable development goal on water and sanitation (SDG6) is very slow. The lack of ... More


Introduction

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123.00005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the circumstances that ensued after the 2011 January revolution, resulting in the writing of this book. It addresses theoretical sociological questions concerned with ... More


Urban Social Engineering and Revolutionary Consciousness

Jason Hickel

in Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284227
eISBN:
9780520959866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284227.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves from the homestead to its symbolic antithesis, the township. The National Democratic Revolution gained traction in Natal’s townships—as opposed to more rural areas—because of the ... More


2012: City in the World

Loren Kruger

in Imagining the Edgy City: Writing, Performing, and Building Johannesburg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321902
eISBN:
9780199369270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321902.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, World Literature

Twenty-first-century Johannesburg juxtaposes post-metropolitan suburban sprawl in gated estates, informal settlements, privately funded simulations of public city space (Melrose Arch), and heritage ... More


Confronting favela chic: the gentrification of informal settlements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jake Cummings

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the development of ‘favela chic’ and ‘favela gentrification’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It shows this to be related to aggressive state-led securitization policies and housing ... More


Mukhalafat in Damascus: The Form of an Informal Settlement

Etienne Léna

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter details the stages of construction of an informal settlement in the countryside near Damascus. It analyzes the unified look created by the use of concrete blocks, then examines the ... More


Alexandra: The Precariousness of the Poor

Andy Clarno

in Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429922
eISBN:
9780226430126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226430126.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explores the precariousness of life in a Black township in Johannesburg after apartheid. The chapter begins with a brief social history of Alexandra township before analyzing the ... More


Self-building in contested spaces: livelihoods and productivity challenges of the urban poor in Africa

Nicky Pouw and Marina Humblot

in The Self-Build Experience: Institutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348429
eISBN:
9781447349952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348429.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The growth of informal settlements and lagging behind of economic productivity growth is indicative of the huge challenges of urban governance to address poverty and inequality. Based on a case study ... More


The Politics of Open Defecation: Informality, Body, and Infrastructure in Mumbai

Renu Desai, Colin McFarlane, and Stephen Graham

in The Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199489855
eISBN:
9780199095544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489855.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines the politics of open defecation by focusing on everyday intersections of the body and infrastructure in the metabolic city which produces profoundly unequal opportunities for ... More


Community Resilience

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0019
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter explores enabling communities in informal settlements that lack basic building codes and safety standards because governments and these communities’ formal economies do not have the ... More


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