La Perla – 100 years of informal architecture in San Juan, Puerto Rico

@article{Urban2015LaP,
  title={La Perla – 100 years of informal architecture in San Juan, Puerto Rico},
  author={Florian Urban},
  journal={Planning Perspectives},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={495 - 536}
}
  • F. Urban
  • Published 25 February 2015
  • History
  • Planning Perspectives
La Perla, Puerto Rico's most famous informal settlement, developed since the early 1900s outside the fortifications of San Juan's colonial Old Town, the country's main tourist attraction. In the mid-twentieth century, La Perla was a symbol of the poverty and deprivation that development and scientifically informed planning attempted to remove. Since the 1970s, La Perla has been a subject of various improvement plans by the local authority with varying degrees of inhabitant participation. Thus… 
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