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Dynamics and Resilience of Informal Areas

International Perspectives

Editors: Attia, S., Shabka, S., Shafik, Z., Ibrahim, A. (Eds.)

  • Provides different international perspectives regarding informal urbanism
  • Incorporates colored illustration for several examples of informal areas from different countries
  • Includes best practices for dealing with informal urbanism 
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About this book

This volume provides visionary approaches within the multi-disciplines engaged with informal settlements covering three main themes; ‘Innovative Policies and Strategies to Informal Urbanism’; ‘Production, Operation and the Life-World of Urban Space’ and finally ‘The Dynamics of Informal Settlements’. 

The book reflects multi-disciplinary experiences dealing with informality, where authors from a number of global regions present cases, practices and ideologies related to their respective context. This is elaborated through fifteen selected papers, most of which, were presented at the International conference: ARCHCAIRO 6 (the 6th International Conference), "RESPONSIVE URBANISM IN INFORMAL AREAS TOWARDS A REGIONAL AGENDA FOR HABITAT III". The conference was organized as a collaborative activity within the “Informal Urbanism Hub” of the HABITAT University Network Initiative (UNI), the Regional Office for Arab Countries, and Cairo University, aiming at reducing the gap between academia and practice.  

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Urbanization, Collective Action and Coping Strategies in Informal Areas of African Cities: A Polycentric Environmental Planning Perspective

    Akinola, Samson R.

    Pages 5-24

  • From Informal to Formal: What Can Be Learned from Reviewing 50 Years of Portuguese Models, Policies and Politics

    Silva, Paulo (et al.)

    Pages 25-42

  • Application of Upgrading Strategies and Urban Farming Principles to Mangueira Complex, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Battisti, Alessandra (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Slum Tourism: A Catalyst for Urban Development? Reflections from Cairo’s Ashwa’iyat (Informal Areas)

    Hendawy, Mennatullah (et al.)

    Pages 57-72

  • Between Formal Structure and Informal Practice

    Maroso, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 73-90

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29948-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29946-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80692-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics and Resilience of Informal Areas
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives
Editors
  • Sahar Attia
  • Shahdan Shabka
  • Zeinab Shafik
  • Asmaa Ibrahim
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29948-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29948-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29946-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80692-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 271
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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