This chapter will first analyse the birth of self-urbanism and identify its constitutive features. It will then argue that one of the main implications of self-urbanism is the rise of a new institutional fragmentation that overthrows the traditional boundaries drawn by public authorities and fuels spatialised forms of unequal urban citizenship
This chapter examines the immigrant inﬂux from a thematic viewpoint – namely, the placement and construction of buildings of a religious nature – and from the speciﬁc geographical viewpoint of Italy.
The chapter investigates the multifaceted politics of housing informality in Jerusalem arising from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the city. It stresses the concomitant existence of different kinds of informality in different areas of the city: Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem lying on the Israeli (western) side of the ‘security barrier’, …
The question of “pluralism” is different in public spaces and in private spaces.
The necessity of public space is above all dependent upon its ‘functional’ value, whereas its ‘symbolic’ value is merely secondary