This is a comment on a recently published paper on Planning Theory, entitled “Asking ‘Third World questions’ of First World informality”
This article focuses on the illegal occupation of public buildings for residential purposes in Italy that occurs outside any explicit political framework
This article investigates illegal housing for upper-income residents in the protected forest area of the eastern hills of Bogotá
This paper addresses the role of illegal actors and practices in urban governance in the Italian context, using urban regime theory as the theoretical frame of reference.
The paper analyses the plurality of urban informal practices that characterize contemporary Italy in the sphere of housing
This paper focuses on the informal occupation of public housing in Naples, analysing a specific case of illegal access which is an alternative to ‘ordinary squatting’
This article investigates residential segregation at the intraurban level of migrants in Rome and Milan, considering religion as a point of reference
This article deals with housing illegality/informality in Italy, where it represents an established aspect of urban development. It presents a case study focused on Desio, a town close to Milan in northern Italy. Here housing illegality occurs by virtue of the well‐established presence of a mafia‐type criminal organization (the ‘Ndrangheta).
This paper focuses on a case of ‘non-public planning’ in an informal neighbourhood of Maputo, Mozambique. Here, several residents undertook some planning duties (e.g. drawing up a detailed plan) in order to regularise their informal dwellings in lieu of the Municipality, due to its inertia. This was an attempt to …
The paper deals with issues of corruption in the planning domain. It centres on thorough analysis of the case of Desio (Milan, Italy), where a recent judicial inquiry discovered several instances of corruption related to the drafting of the local master plan, in an environment characterised by the rooted presence …