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Challenges of Informal Urbanization

Mohanty, Manoranjan (2019) Challenges of Informal Urbanization. In: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature, Switzerland, NA. ISBN 978-3-319-71061-7

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Informal urbanization refers to a form of urbanization that is independent from formal framework and that do not comply with formal rules and regulations. It is a quasi-urbanization driven by local economic development and market forces. It refers to informal housing, informal settlements, and informal economy. Informal settlements are areas that are not formally planned but nevertheless occupied illegally by the dwellers. Slums are the most deprived and excluded form of informal settlements characterized by poverty and dilapidated housing often located in the most hazardous urban land (UN-Habitat III 2016).

Item Type: Book Chapter
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Komal Devi
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 23:31
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 03:53

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