Lessons of informality : architecture and urban planning for emerging territories : concepts from Ethiopia
- Felix Heisel, Bisrat Kifle (eds.).
- Basel : Birkhäuser, 
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- 222 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm + DVD (4 3/4 in.)
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Preface: From documentaries to architectural strategies
- Introduction: Informality in emerging territories / Felix Heisel
- Space creation and a sense of responsibility. Housing in an informally grown city / Fasil Giorghis ; Landownership and the leasehold system / Wubshet Berhanu ; A "new" Addis Ababa / Marjan Kloosterboer ; The ruralization of urban centres in Ethiopia / Heyaw Terefe, Felix Heisel
- Social, cultural and traditional context. Social dynamics and development / Alula Pankhurst ; Persisting meaning and evolving spaces / Genet Alem ; Bottom-up insurance systems / Bisrat Kifle
- Self-employment as economic empowerment. The economic importance of recycling / Felix Heisel, Bisrat Kifle ; Microeconomies, a formalized strategy / Lia GabreMariam W. ; Addis Ababa, a rental city / Perrine Duroyaume ; City preservation through tourism / Tadesse Girmay Gebreegziabher
- Paradigm shifts in urban strategies. From density to intensity / Felix Heisel ; Materializing informality / Dirk E. Hebel ; Building laws for innovation / Elias Yitbarek, Felix Heisel ; Decentralized infrastructural systems / Tesfaye Hailu Bekele
- Spatial dialogic / Sascha Delz
- _Spaces: the documentary series / Felix Heisel, Bisrat Kifle.
Informal settlements made up of corrugated iron shacks and other materials are a ubiquitous feature in the megacities of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In response to the enormous influx of migrants from the countryside, the informal city experienced a phenomenal growth. While rightly criticized for their lack of hygiene and for their low-level living conditions, these shelters nevertheless provide planning strategies and possibly even a roadmap to a resilient city in an emerging territory. The unregistered economic activities associated with them proliferate in a similar way and basic urban services are increasingly provided informally. Examples of these economic phenomena are microloans, bottom-up insurance or professions such as the "Kure-Yalew" (refuse collector), who acts as an "urban miner" and thus contributes a valuable service to the community by recycling materials.
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