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Assembling informal urbanism.

Kamalipour, Hesam ORCID: 2022. Assembling informal urbanism. Marinic, Gregory and Meninato, Pablo, eds. Informality and the City: Theories, Actions and Interventions., Cham: Springer, pp. 83-97. (10.1007/978-3-030-99926-1_6)

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Forms of informal urbanism, ranging from informal settlement to informal street vending and informal transport, have become integral to how cities work, particularly in the context of the Global South. This chapter outlines an emerging research agenda to explore the ways in which forms of urban informality work in relation to each other and urban formality in a global context. The research agenda primarily focuses on the intersections, overlaps, synergies, and contradictions between forms of informal settlement, informal street vending, and informal transport. It also engages with the spatiality, sociality, and temporality of the relations between forms of informal urbanism across different scales and contexts. Following an introduction to forms of urban informality, this chapter discusses emerging research and reflects on how assemblage thinking can be adopted as a theoretical lens for exploring forms of informal urbanism in a global context.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783030999254
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 17:00

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