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Rethinking the Informal City : Critical Perspectives from Latin America.

Author: Felipe Hernndez; Peter Kellett; Lea K Allen
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2009.
Series: Remapping Cultural History, 11
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, despite intrinsic semantic implications, the terms formal and informal do not refer only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Given the fact that informal cities and settlements exceed the structures of order, control  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hernndez, Felipe.
Rethinking the Informal City : Critical Perspectives from Latin America.
New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe Hernndez; Peter Kellett; Lea K Allen
ISBN: 9781845459727 1845459725
OCLC Number: 645099896
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).
Contents: Title page-Rethinking the Informal City; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Chapter 1-Introduction: Reimagining the Informal in Latin America; Part I-Critical Perspectives; Chapter 2-The Form of the Informal: Investigating Brazilian Self-Built Housing Solutions; Chapter 3-Informal Practices in the Formal City: Housing, Disagreement and Recognition in Downtown Sao Paulo; Chapter 4-The Informal Architecture of Brasilia: An Analysis of the Contemporary Urban Role of its Satellite Settlements. Chapter 5-The Evolution of Informal Settlements in Chile: Improving Housing Conditions in CitiesChapter 6-Housing for the Poor in the City Centre: A Review of the Chilean Experience and a Challenge for Incrememtal Design; Part II-Critical Practices; Chapter 7-Rules of Engagement: Caracas and the Informal City; Chapter 8-Integrated Informality in the Barrios of Havana; Chapter 9-Formal-Informal Connections in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro: The Favela-Bairro Programme; Chapter 10-Spatial Strateg.
Series Title: Remapping Cultural History, 11

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Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, despite intrinsic semantic implications, the terms formal and informal do not refer only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Given the fact that informal cities and settlements exceed the structures of order, control and homogeneity expected to be found in the formal city, the wide-ranging essays in this volume from disciplinary areas such as anthropology, architecture, history, cultural and ur.

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