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 multi-faceted regulation dilemmas of self-building under the conditions of modernization and consider alternative methods of institutionalization, place-making and urban design, reconceptualizing the moral and managerial ownership of the city. Innovative in scope, this book provides an array of globalized solutions for navigating regulatory tensions in order to optimize sustainable development for the future
“The book refreshingly treats self-construction as a right to the city. As many of the chapters show, this practice, which emerges 'from below', has become an integral, often institutionalized, part of the urban self-regulation process.” Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
“Provides a powerful interrogation of the role of low-income residents in the articulation of their own livelihoods, claiming their rights and transforming policies at the political level.” Raquel Rolnik, University of São Paulo
Willem Salet is Emeritus Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Amsterdam.
Camila 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.
Daniel Bossuyt is a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam.
Chapter 1. The right to city: Dovetailing between regulation and self-regulation: General Introduction - Willem Salet, Camila D’Ottaviano, Stan Majoor, & Daniel Bossuyt (Eds.);
Part A: Governance;
Chapter 2. Commissioning as the Cornerstone of Self-Building: Exemplifying constraints and opportunities in Europe - Daniel Bossuyt, Willem Salet & Stan Majoor;
Chapter 3. The institutionalisation of self-build governance: Exemplifying governance relationships in Latin America - Camila D’Ottaviano, Suzana Pasternak, Jorge Bassani & Caio Santo Amore;
Chapter 4. Self-help Housing as Contested Territory: Experiences in Urban Africa - Johan Post;
Part B: Quality of Place: The experiences of the residents;
Chapter 5. Informal housing in Sao Paulo: Some experiences of the “My Life My House Entities” Program - Camila D’Ottaviano, Adelcke Rossetto Netto, Cecília Andrade Fiúza & Flávia Massimetti;
Chapter 6. The Solano Trindade occupation as an urban self-management project (Rio de Janeiro) - Luciana Corrêa do Lago, Irene Mello & Fernanda Petrus;
Chapter 7. “Minga” and the production of habitat: a case study of the Alianza Solidaria Housing Cooperative’s Alpallacta project (Quito) - Hernán Espinoza Riera, Janaína Marx, Andrés Cevallos UMD & Bernardo Rosero Moncayo;
Chapter 8. Experiences of alternative commissioning regimes in Amsterdam/ Almere - Daniel Bossuyt;
Chapter 9. Residential experiences in times of shifting housing regimes in Istanbul - Zeynep Enlil & İclal Dinçer;
Chapter 10. Experiences of the African City. Urban Fields in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) - PM Author to be invited, in January 2018;
Part C: City Building;
Chapter 11. Implications for City-Building: typical cases in Europe and Brazil - Daniel Bossuyt, Camila D’Ottaviano, Stan Majoor, Suzana Pasternak & Willem Salet;
Chapter 12. Addis Ababa’s ‘Kebele’ Houses: A Case of State-Owned Informality - Anteneh Tesfaye Tola;
Chapter 13. A Ring Road with a View: Cairo’s Red Brick Neighborhoods - Rene Boer;
Chapter 14. From neighbourhood self-organisation to city-building: The case of Bathore, Kamza (Albania) - Ledio Allkja;
Conclusions - Willem Salet, Camila D’Ottaviano, Stan Majoor, & Daniel Bossuyt (Eds.).