Spanning multiple countries across South America, Europe and Africa, this book uses an international comparative perspective to investigate the phenomenon of self-building for low- and middle-income groups in urban areas, examining the tensions between regulation and self-regulatory initiatives.
Using a broad international comparative perspective spanning multiple countries across South America, Europe and Africa, contributors explore resident-led self-building for low- and middle-income groups in urban areas. Although social, economic and urban prosperity differs across these contexts, there exists a recurring, cross-continental, tension between formal governance and self-regulation.
Contributors examine the multifaceted regulation dilemmas of self-building under the conditions of modernisation and consider alternative methods of institutionalisation, place-making and urban design, reconceptualising the moral and managerial ownership of the city. Innovative in scope, this book provides an array of globalised solutions for navigating regulatory tensions in order to optimise sustainable development for the future.
Willem Salet is Emeritus Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Amsterdam.
Camila L. D’Ottaviano is an architect, urban planner and faculty member in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of São Paulo.
Stan Majoor is Professor of Urban Management at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Daniël Bossuyt is a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam.
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