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Interrogating Informality: Conceptualisations, practices and policies in the light of the New Ur-ban Agenda
Año:2018
Áreas de investigación
  • Humanidades y ciencias sociales
Datos
Descripción
Informality is growing in a context of increasing inequity, and in many places becoming the norm. However, despite decades of studies and interventions, ?recognising informality? is still a key issue. This paper provides a review of the literature on informality showing the shifts in its conceptualisations. The paper firstly discusses conceptual approaches related to the term ?informality? in the context of urban development; it then examines practices within, and related to, informality; and it concludes with an appraisal of policy approaches and their impact as reported in the literature. The paper finds a wide range of conceptualisations, including the questioning of the usefulness and appropriateness of the term. It finds reported evidence of ?informality? (as understood to date) spreading to the middle classes, and increasingly emerging in the Global North. Policies seem to be lagging behind in how they engage with so-called informality, with little acknowledgement of theory and limited understanding of their impacts on ?informal? practices. Finally, the paper identifies the need for better understanding of governance frameworks that include the range of actors that would normally be associated with so-called ?informality?.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Habitat International
ISSN
0197-3975
Factor de impacto JCR
3
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2017
Volumen
75
DOI
10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.04.007
Número de revista
Desde la página
59
Hasta la página
66
Mes
MAYO
Ranking
JCR Q1 in Urban Studies
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Participantes
  • Autor: Paola Alfaro d`Alençon ((Fakultät VI, Institut für Architektur, Sekr. A53, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin, Germany))
  • Autor: Harry Smith (School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS), Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK)
  • Autor: Eva Alvarez De Andres (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Sostenibilidad (GIAU+S)
  • Departamento: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
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