About contributing authors

The list below contains the names, affiliations and woking titles of the authors involved in this project.

  1. AHMEDABAD: Vrushti Mawani, Doctoral Student, School of Community and regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Michael Leaf, Associate Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Ahmedabad: Discretionary Regulation, Ethnic Informalization and Differentiated Citizenship: What Ahmedabad Tells Us About Successful Democracies
  2. ANKARA: Yelda Kızıldağ Özdemirli, UC Berkeley Institute of Urban and Regional Development Visiting Scholar, and Selçuk University, Department of City and Regional Planning, Research Fellow, Ankara. Legitimate, Self-contradictory or Both? A struggle for rights and interests in the history of informal housing in Ankara
  3. BEIRUT: Nabil Nazha, University of Illinois at Chicago + College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) + Phd Candidate & Teaching Assistant, Beirut: From struggles over national citizenship to contested urban citizenship. The Shia of Lebanon and the process of informal urbanization of Beirut
  4. BELO HORIZONTE: Maria Tereza Fonseca Dias, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) Department of Public Law Adjunct, Professor Researcher of National Research Council (CNPq), Juliano dos Santos Calixto, Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) Department of Law Substitute Professor Doctoral Researcher,  Ananda Martins, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Núcleo de Pós-Graduação da Escola de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Master student. Carolina Spyer Vieira Assad, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Department of Law. Ingrid de Paula, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, School of Law, graduate student. Marcos Bernardes Rosa,  Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. researcher. Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte: Mapping Informal Urban Settlements in Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Region: A (Re)Construction of Spatial Justice.
  5. CAIRO: Alessandro Frigerio, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, PhD Candidate. Noheir Elgendy, Cairo University, Architecture and Urban Design, Assistant Professor.
  6. FORTALEZA: Germana Pinheiro Câmara, Centro Universitario Christus – Curso de Arquitetura e Urbanismo – Assistent Professor, Clarissa F. Sampaio Freitas,Universidade Federal do Ceará- Departamento de Arquitetura e Urbanismo – Associate Professor, Beatriz Rufino, University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Professor of Planning. Fortaleza: Informal occupation and modernization of the city: the organization and resistance of a community along the railway line in Fortaleza. 
  7. GUANGZHOU: Josefine Fokdal, Berlin University of Technology, Housing for the Poor Habitat Unit, Senior Researcher. Peter Herrle, Technische Universität Berlin, Habitat Unit, Professor Emeritus. Guangzhou Pearl River Delta: The politics of informal urbanization: the case of Guangzhou. 
  8. GUAYAQUIL: Alina Delgado, University Espiritu Santo-Faculty of Architecture-Professor & Researcher. Olga Peek, Universidad de Guayaquil | KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, PhD candidate. Viviana d’Auria, KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture,  Assistant Professor of International Urbanism. Guayaquil, The Political Role of Informal Urbanisation in Guayaquil’s Urban Development: a contextual analysis of the meaning of informality in relation to formal planning networks.
  9. HANOI: Stephanie Geertman, INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique), department urbanisation, culture, societé, post-doc fellow, Boram Kim, UN-Habitat, Hanoi: Self-build housing and the negotiation for space and services in Vietnam The mediating and accommodating grass-root politics in Hanoi
  10. HARARE:  Patience Mguni, University of Copenhagen and Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, PHD candidate. Davison Muchadenyika, University of the Western Cape, Institute for Social Development, PhD fellow. Harare: Informal urbanisation in Zimbabwe’s Harare and its implications for Access, Control and Ownership of Low-income shelter. 
  11. ISTANBUL: Ebru Kamaci, ERU, City and Regional Planning Dept., Assist. Prof. Dr. Müzeyyen Anıl Senyel, METU, City and Regional Planning Dept., Istanbul: Istanbul: The Laboratory of Turkish Urbanisation Dynamics, Opportunities, Drawbacks and the Future of Informal Urbanisation 
  12. JERUSALEM: Francesco Chiodelli, PhD Candidate at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy.
  13. JOHANNESBURG: Costanza La Mantia,University of the Witwatersrand, School of Architecture and Planning, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kristen Kornienko, University of the Witwatersrand, School of Architecture and Planning, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johannesburg: The Political Ecology of the Right to the Rainbow City: Informal spaces and practices and the quest for socio-environmental rights in metropolitan Johannesburg
  14. KHARTOUM: Budoor Bukhari, CH2M HILL. Tasneem Nagi, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, Projects Officer. Khartoum,Reconceptualising Strategic Urbanism: Unveiling Khartoum’s Geography of Hope. 
  15. LIMA: Matteo Stiglich, Columbia University, GSAPP, PhD student”, Adrián Lerner, Yale University, History, PhD student; Informal Urbanisation and the State: Villa El Salvador and Populist Urban Politics in Lima,
  16. LISBON: Paulo Silva, University of Aveiro, Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, Assistant Professor, Metropolitan Lisbon: Democratisation and informal settlements: an opportunity to reinvent social rights
  17. LUSAKA: Gertrude Ngenda, University of Zambia – Institute for Economic and Social Research (INESOR). Urban Development Research Programme, Research Fellow, Daniel Phiri,Copperbelt University – School of the Built Environment. Senior Lecturer, Lusaka; Lusaka:The New Poor in Zambia’s Conventional Housing Areas
  18. MASHHAD: Elham Bahman Teymouri,The University of Auckland, Mohsen Mohammadzadeh, Auckland Council. Claiming the right to the city informal urbanisation in the holy city of Mashhad
  19. MEDELLIN: Camillo Boano,University College of London, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, Senior Lecturer, Catalina Ortiz Arciniegas,School of Architecture, National University of Colombia, Associate Professor, Medellin: Hyper-upgrading Medellin: Social urbanism as a distorted spatial justice paradigm
  20. MUMBAI: Rohan Varma,Studio Varma (proprietor), TU Delft (alumni), Independent Researcher, Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor TU Delft, Mumbai: Profit or People? The Struggle for Affordable Housing in Mumbai
  21. NAIROBI: Mirriam M. Maina, PhD Candidate, University of the Witwatersrand, Charles Baraka Mwau, PlansGlobal Ltd, Co-Director and Consulting Urban Planner, Nairobi: Urban Identities: The Socio Political Implications of Informal Housing Markets in Nairobi. 
  22. PORT-AU-PRINCE: Anna Konotchick, MIT/Berkeley alumna, Angela Sherwood, Kings College London” Port au Prince: Urbanisms of the informal in post-earthquake Haiti – The case of Canaan
  23. RIO DE JANEIRO: Alex Ferreira Magalhães, UFRJ / IPPUR / Professor, Maria Julieta Nunes de Souza, UFRJ / IPPUR / Professor, Mariana Trotta Dalalana Quintans, UFRJ / FND / Professor: Evaluating the land regularisation policies in the city of Rio de Janeiro
  24. SĀO PAULO: Beatrice A De Carli, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, Alexandre A Frediani, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL): Sao Paulo, A Pedagogy of Confrontation: reclaiming urban regeneration in inner Sao Paulo
  25. SĀO PAULO: Jeroen Stevens, University of Leuven, Department of Architecture, PhD Researcher, Bruno De Meulder, University of Leuven, Department of Architecture, Professor, Program Director of Master in Human Settlements – Master in Urbanism & Strategic Planning. Débora Sanches, Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo, Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Professor.  São Paulo: Ambivalent Insurgencies. Dwelling between Formal and Informal in Cortiços of Bixiga
  26. SEOUL: Hogeun Park, Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, School of Planning, Design & Construction, Michigan State University, PhD student, Jae-Hyeon Park, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, (former) Assistant Research Fellow,Seoul: The meaning of informal urbanisation and change of public perception: the case of Seoul, Korea
  27. THE BALKANS: Dorina Pojani,Delft University of Technology and The University of Queensland, School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management, Balkans (various cities): Self-built housing in the Balkans
  28. YOGYAKARTA: Sonia Roitman, University of Queensland, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management. Yogyakarta: Struggling to be heard: slum dwellers strategies to improve their living conditions



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