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Lessons of informality : architecture and urban planning for emerging territories - concepts from Ethiopia / Felix Heisel, Bisrat Kifle (eds.).

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Basel, Switzerland ; Boston : Birkhäuser, [2016]
Description:
222 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Summary note:
  • Informal settlements made up of corrugated iron shacks and other materials are a ubiquitous feature in the megacities of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In response to the enormous influx of migrants from the countryside, the informal city experienced a phenomenal growth. While rightly criticized for their lack of hygiene and for their low-level living conditions, these shelters nevertheless provide planning strategies and possibly even a roadmap to a resilient city in an emerging territory. The unregistered economic activities associated with them proliferate in a similar way and basic urban services are increasingly provided informally. Examples of these economic phenomena are microloans, bottom-up insurance or professions such as the "Kuré-Yalew" (refuse collector), who acts as an "urban miner" and thus contributes a valuable service to the community by recycling materials.
  • Informal settlements made up of corrugated iron shacks and other materials are a ubiquitous feature in the megacities of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In response to the enormous influx of migrants from the countryside, the informal city experienced a phenomenal growth. While rightly criticized for their lack of hygiene and for their low-level living conditions, these shelters nevertheless provide planning strategies and possibly even a roadmap to a resilient city in an emerging territory.0The unregistered economic activities associated with them proliferate in a similar way and basic urban services are increasingly provided informally. Examples of these economic phenomena are microloans, bottom-up insurance or professions such as the "Kuré-Yalew" (refuse collector), who acts as an "urban miner" and thus contributes a valuable service to the community by recycling materials.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Preface: From documentaries to architectural strategies -- Introduction: Informality in emerging territories / Felix Heisel -- Space creation and a sense of responsibility -- Housing in an informally grown city / Fasil Giorghis -- Landownership and the leasehold system / Wubshet Berhanu -- A "new" Addis Ababa / Marjan Kloosterboer -- The ruralization of urban centres in Ethiopia / Heyaw Terefe, Felix Heisel -- Social, cultural and traditional context -- Social dynamics and development / Alula Pankhurst -- Persisting meaning and evolving spaces / Genet Alem -- Bottom-up insurance systems / Bisrat Kifle -- Self-employment as economic empowerment -- The economic importance of recycling / Felix Heisel, Bisrat Kifle -- Microeconomies, a formalized strategy / Lia Gabre Mariam W. -- Addis Ababa, a rental city / Perrine Duroyaume -- City preservation through tourism / Tadesse Girmay Gebreegziabher -- Paradigm shifts in urban strategies -- From density to intensity / Felix Heisel -- Materializing informality / Dirk E. Hebel -- Building laws for innovation / Elias Yitbarek, Felix Heisel -- Decentralized infrastructural systems / Tesfaye Hailu Bekele -- Spatial dialogic / Sascha Delz -- _Spaces : the documentary series / Felix Heisel, Bisrat Kifle.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
DVDs.
ISBN:
  • 9783035606690 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
  • 3035606692 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
LCCN:
2016030011
OCLC:
952700939
International Article Number:
  • 9783035606690
Editor:
RCP:
C - S