New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani
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New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani

This chapter analyzes the urban form of informal settlements in the Western Balkans. Informal housing is now a permanent fixture of the urban landscape in this region. Given the widespread and increasing scale of informal settlements, it is important to record their spatial qualities and compare them to informal settlements elsewhere. A five-point framework is … Continue reading

New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani

This article analyzes media representations of squatters and their settlements in five case studies in the Western Balkans: the capitals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, and Serbia, drawing on a database of 300 newspaper articles, dating from 1990 to 2015. The analysis reveals eight themes. The press has: (1) questioned the state‚Äôs legitimacy to … Continue reading

UQ Indonesia field trip course just started
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UQ Indonesia field trip course just started

UQ Indonesia field trip course has just started. Twenty two UQ students from planning, environmental management, GIS, development practice and social sciences and 18 UGM (Universitas Gadja Madah) from planning has just started their annual studio course. The course takes places in Yogyakarta, Indonesia for two weeks. Students work with urban and rural communities on … Continue reading

New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani
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New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani

While a substantial amount of study of informal settlements has been undertaken, they remain largely unstudied in terms of urban form. The purpose of this article is to set forth a conceptual framework, which considers the context in which informality takes place, the settlement itself, the houses contained therein, the dwellers of those houses and … Continue reading

New book chapters on informal settlements by UQ|UP team members
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New book chapters on informal settlements by UQ|UP team members

A new edited book on urban informality is out! The ‘Rutledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization‘ has been edited by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen at Delft University of Technology. It contains a collection of 25 case studies on urban informality, which examine the processes of informal urbanization in different socio-political and cultural setttings. Dorina … Continue reading