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Informal urban design: Forms of informal settlement

Kamalipour, Hesam ORCID: 2024. Informal urban design: Forms of informal settlement. Roberts, Marion and Nelson, Suzy, eds. Research Handbook for Urban Design, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 107-124. (10.4337/9781800373471.00013)

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Informal urbanism, including informal settlement, informal street vending, and informal transport, has become integral to the ways in which different places work across scales and contexts, particularly in cities of the global South. Focusing on the intersections of informal urbanism and urban design, this chapter engages with how forms of informal settlement work in a global context. My attempt here is to provide an overview of the relevant body of knowledge exploring the morphologies and transformations of informal settlements in relation to the dynamics of visibility and place identity. The aim is not simply to argue for replacing top-down with bottom-up processes but rather to explore possibilities for harnessing the adaptive capacities of informality and managing the related challenges at the intersections of formal and informal urban design.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Edward Elgar
ISBN: 9781800373464
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 09:30

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