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The Self-Build ExperienceInstitutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building$
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Willem Salet, Camila D'Ottaviano, Stan Majoor, and Daniel Bossuyt

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447348429

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447348429.001.0001

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The implications of self-build for the social and spatial shape of city-regions: exemplifying the cases of São Paulo and Amsterdam

The implications of self-build for the social and spatial shape of city-regions: exemplifying the cases of São Paulo and Amsterdam

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(p.209) 11 The implications of self-build for the social and spatial shape of city-regions: exemplifying the cases of São Paulo and Amsterdam
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The Self-Build Experience
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Camila D’Ottaviano

Stan Majoor

Suzana Pasternak

Willem Salet

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348429.003.0011

This chapter explores how the different arrangements of low- and middle-income housing at the micro-level relate to processes of city building at the level of the city-region. We study how the social and economic contestation on the uses of urban land translate into new spatial patterns of urban and regional development. This is concretely done through a comparative case study of a Brazilian and an European city-region. This comparative perspective will sensitize the empirical investigation to the effect of the (changes of) institutional context and regimes on housing arrangements and spatial patterns of city building. A specific focus will be on self-building arrangements as practices that challenge existing formal systems of city building in both cases.

Keywords:   Comparing housing, Brazil and Europe, Self-building, Urban governance, Housing regimes

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