Incremental housing as a node for intersecting flows of city-making: rethinking the housing shortage in the global South

  title={Incremental housing as a node for intersecting flows of city-making: rethinking the housing shortage in the global South},
  author={Femke van Noorloos and Liza Rose Cirolia and Abigail Friendly and Smruti Jukur and Sophie Schramm and Griet Steel and L Valenzuela},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  pages={37 - 54}
Incremental housing drives urbanization worldwide, and is recognized as the basis for socially relevant solutions to housing shortages in the global South. However, scholarship on incremental housing continues to focus largely on tenure, building materials and housing conditions at a local level, while incremental housing is embedded in – and dependent on – larger urban and regional systems and flows. We argue that a further reconceptualization of incremental housing is needed that acknowledges… 
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    International Journal of Urban Sciences
  • 2018
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