Interrogating informality: Conceptualisations, practices and policies in the light of the New Urban Agenda

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Interrogating informality : Conceptualisations, practices and policies in the light of the New Urban Agenda. / Alfaro d'Alençon, Paola; Smith, Harry; Álvarez de Andrés, Eva; Cabrera, Cecilia; Fokdal, Josefine; Lombard, Melanie; Mazzolini, Anna; Michelutti, Enrico; Moretto, Luisa; Spire, Amandine.

In: Habitat International, Vol. 75, 01.05.2018, p. 59-66.

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Alfaro d'Alençon, P, Smith, H, Álvarez de Andrés, E, Cabrera, C, Fokdal, J, Lombard, M, Mazzolini, A, Michelutti, E, Moretto, L & Spire, A 2018, 'Interrogating informality: Conceptualisations, practices and policies in the light of the New Urban Agenda', Habitat International, vol. 75, pp. 59-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.04.007

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Alfaro d'Alençon, P., Smith, H., Álvarez de Andrés, E., Cabrera, C., Fokdal, J., Lombard, M., Mazzolini, A., Michelutti, E., Moretto, L., & Spire, A. (2018). Interrogating informality: Conceptualisations, practices and policies in the light of the New Urban Agenda. Habitat International, 75, 59-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.04.007

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Alfaro d'Alençon P, Smith H, Álvarez de Andrés E, Cabrera C, Fokdal J, Lombard M, Mazzolini A, Michelutti E, Moretto L, Spire A. 2018. Interrogating informality: Conceptualisations, practices and policies in the light of the New Urban Agenda. Habitat International. 75:59-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.04.007

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Alfaro d'Alençon P, Smith H, Álvarez de Andrés E, Cabrera C, Fokdal J, Lombard M et al. Interrogating informality: Conceptualisations, practices and policies in the light of the New Urban Agenda. Habitat International. 2018 May 1;75:59-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.04.007

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Alfaro d'Alençon, Paola ; Smith, Harry ; Álvarez de Andrés, Eva ; Cabrera, Cecilia ; Fokdal, Josefine ; Lombard, Melanie ; Mazzolini, Anna ; Michelutti, Enrico ; Moretto, Luisa ; Spire, Amandine. / Interrogating informality : Conceptualisations, practices and policies in the light of the New Urban Agenda. In: Habitat International. 2018 ; Vol. 75. pp. 59-66.

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abstract = "Informality is growing in a context of increasing inequity, and in many places becoming the norm. However, despite decades of studies and interventions, {\textquoteleft}recognising informality{\textquoteright} is still a key issue. This paper provides a review of the literature on informality showing the shifts in its conceptualisations. The paper firstly discusses conceptual approaches related to the term {\textquoteleft}informality{\textquoteright} in the context of urban development; it then examines practices within, and related to, informality; and it concludes with an appraisal of policy approaches and their impact as reported in the literature. The paper finds a wide range of conceptualisations, including the questioning of the usefulness and appropriateness of the term. It finds reported evidence of {\textquoteleft}informality{\textquoteright} (as understood to date) spreading to the middle classes, and increasingly emerging in the Global North. Policies seem to be lagging behind in how they engage with so-called informality, with little acknowledgement of theory and limited understanding of their impacts on {\textquoteleft}informal{\textquoteright} practices. Finally, the paper identifies the need for better understanding of governance frameworks that include the range of actors that would normally be associated with so-called {\textquoteleft}informality{\textquoteright}.",
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