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Transforming Slums by Supporting Them

May 28, 2013 - in Planning

Most urban growth takes place in existing cities, not new ones, and mostly in small- and medium-sized cities. The dominant form of planning is feet and facts on the ground, not color-coded zones on the Master Plan (if it exists). Most city growth is informal,…

Do-It-Yourself Urban Design in the Help-Yourself City

August 23, 2012 - in Planning

As the geographer and urbanist Edward Soja wrote in 2000, “Something extraordinary happened to cities in the late 20th century.” This is one of the…