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Formal-informal nexus in academic debates. A literature review
Titolo Rivista: TERRITORIO 
Autori/Curatori: Arman Fadaei 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2018 Fascicolo: 84  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  8 P. 167-174 Dimensione file:  342 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2018-084023
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The debate around informal urbanism has been evolving in planning literature since 1960s. Started by Hart’s notion of informal economy (1973), the term soon found its way into mainstream planning literature. Since then, there has been different approaches regarding both ‘understanding’ and ‘mediation’ in informal city. What have been less discussed in the literature are the place based studies by global South scholars that establish their analysis on the ‘lived experiences’ of residents (Holston, 2009). Even though some research has attempted to present such views, there is little research done on discrepancies between current formal urban planning systems and inhabitants urgencies. In conclusion, attention towards addressing the role of urban planning deficits in emergence of informal settlements seems to be disproportionately low across the literature, calling for another deficit to be addressed.

Il dibattito sull’urbanizzazione informale si è sviluppato nella letteratura urbanistica a partire dagli anni ’60 del xx secolo. Inizialmente riferito alla nozione di economia informale (Hart, 1973), il termine ben presto si è imposto nella letteratura urbanistica corrente. Da allora sono stati proposti diversi approcci in relazione sia alla ‘interpretazione’ della città informale, sia al ruolo di ‘intermediazione’ della disciplina urbanistica in questo contesto. Le maggiori carenze in letteratura stanno nella mancata discussione di quegli studi empirici condotti da autori del sud del mondo sulle ‘esperienze vissute’ degli abitanti (Holston, 2009). Allo stato attuale le discrepanze tra i sistemi formali di pianificazione urbana e le esigenze degli abitanti risultano poco approfondite. Nella letteratura corrente il deficit della pianificazione urbana nell’emergenza degli insediamenti informali è stato affrontato raramente, evidenziando una sproporzione tra l’entità del problema e la sua scarsa analisi scientifica.
Keywords: Città informale; pianificazione urbana; rassegna della letteratura

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Arman Fadaei, Il nesso formale-informale nel dibattito accademico. Una rassegna della letteratura in "TERRITORIO" 84/2018, pp. 167-174, DOI:10.3280/TR2018-084023


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