Learning From The Slums For The Development Of Emerging Cities by Jean-Claude BolayLearning From The Slums For The Development Of Emerging Cities by Jean-Claude Bolay

Learning From The Slums For The Development Of Emerging Cities

byJean-Claude BolayEditorJ Chenal, Yves Pedrazzini

Paperback | August 9, 2016

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This book deals with slums as a specific question and a central focus in urban planning. It radically reverses the official version of the history of world cities as narrated during decades: slums are not at the margin of the contemporary process of urbanization; they are an integral part of it. Taking slums as its central focus and regarding them as symptomatic of the ongoing transformations of the city, the book moves to the very heart of the problem in urban planning. The book presents 16 case studies that form the basis for a theory of the slum and a concrete development manual for the slum. The interdisciplinary approach to analysing slums presented in this volume enables researchers to look at social and economic dimensions as well as at the constructive and spatial aspects of slums. Both at the scientific and the pedagogical level, it allows one to recognize the efforts of the slum's residents, key players in the past, and present development of their neighborhoods, and to challenge public and private stakeholders on priorities decided in urban planning, and their mismatches when compared to the findings of experts and the demands of users. Whether one is a planner, an architect, a developer or simply an inhabitant of an emerging city, the presence of slums in one's environment - at the same time central and nonetheless incongruous - makes a person ask questions. Today, it is out of the question to be satisfied with the assumption of the marginality of slums, or of the incongruous nature of their existence. Slums are now fully part of the urban landscape, contributing to the identity and the urbanism of cities and their stakeholders.
Jean-Claude Bolay was appointed Director of Cooperation at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2001 and has headed what recently became the Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) since 2005. A sociologist by training, he specialized in urban issues in Latin America, Asia and West Africa. He prepared his PhD in Poli...
Title:Learning From The Slums For The Development Of Emerging CitiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:247 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 2.49 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 2.49 inPublished:August 9, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:331931792X

ISBN - 13:9783319317922


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Slums; Jean-Claude Bolay.- Chapter 2: Chapter 2: The Slum, an Urban Theory; Yves Pedrazzini.- Chapter 3: Typology of the Slums; Jérôme Chenal.- Chapter 4: Financing Relocation of Households of Karyan Thomas and Douar Skouila within Essalam Operation in Casablanca; Olivier Toutain.- Chapter 5: Slums in Ouagadougou; Aude Nikiema.- Chapter 6: The Future of the Traditional Habitat in African Cities; Raphaël Chatelet.- Chapter 7: Case Study of Kibera/Nairobi, Kenya; Christoph Lüthi.- Chapter 8: Despised Territories of Ciudad Bolivar; Yafiza Zorro.- Chapter 9: Villa El Salvador: From Urban Self-management Projects to Territorial Marketing Strategies; Diana Burgos-Vigna.- Chapter 10: Rocinha, Favela beyond a Shelter Issue.- Fernanda Maria Lonardoni.- Chapter 11: Caught between Displacement and Permanence: Social Housing Project in Nova Luz; Simone Gatti.- Chapter 12: (Re)Urbanization of Villa 31 Carlos Mugica; Javier Fernández Castro.- Chapter 13: Detroit: Depopulation, Disinvestment and Blight Induce a Volatile Environment for Housing in a Former Metropolis; Margaret Dewar.- Chapter 14: Environmental Circumstances of Informal Settlements in Port-au-Prince after January 12, 2010: Cité de l'Eternel Case Study; Anie Bras, Abigail Kern, Georges Eddy Lucien and Evens Emmanuel.- Chapter 15: Dharavi: Where the Urban Design Episteme is Falling Apart; Camillo Boano.- Chapter 16: Cambodian Informal Settlements - A Cradle of Competitions for Land, Forced Evictions and Resistance: Boenk Kak Case Study; Valérie Clerc.- Chapter 17: Slums in Shanghai; Anouk Matthey Dandrieu.- Chapter 18: "PLAN CAÑADA", a Participative Urban Planning Project for a Slum Area in Madrid, Spain; Todo por la Praxis.- Chapter 18: Informal Settlements in Southeast Europe during the Post-Socialist Period; Alexander D. Slaev and Sonia A. Hirt.- Chapter 19: From Theory to the Field; Jérôme Chenal.- Chapter 6: Conclusion; Jean-Claude Bolay, Jérôme Chenal and Yves Pedrazzini.