This project was made possible through the contributions of a large number of scholars and professionals around the world. Here is a list of contributors in alphabetical order:
Adrián Lerner is a PhD candidate at Yale University, Department of History, United States.
Alessandro Frigerio is a researcher and former PhD candidate at MSLab, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Alex Ferreira Magalhães is Professor of Urban and Environmental Law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), general coordinator of the Brazilian Urban Law Transformation Studies Laboratory (LEDUB).
Alexandre Apsan Frediani is Senior Lecturer at the Development Planning Unit, Faculty of the Built Environment The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK.
Alina Delgado is Professor and researcher at Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, Universidad Espiritu Santo, Ecuador and PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Ananda Martins Carvalho is Graduate in Psychology and a Master Student in Architecture at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Angela Sherwood is PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London, UK
Anna Konotchick is programme manager at the American Red Cross Canaan project, US.
Baraka Mwau is urban planning and research consultant in Nairobi, Kenya.
Beatrice De Carli is lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK.
Beatriz Rufino is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism,Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
Benedito Roberto Barbosa is a member of Central dos Movimentos Populares and Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil.
Boram Kim is PhD candidate at OTB (Research for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology), the Netherlands.
Bruno De Meulder is Professor at the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium,
Budoor Bukhari is Urban Design and Development Practitioner at LEED AP BD+C, Estidama PQP, Associate Member of the RTPI.
Camillo Boano is Professor of Urban Design and Critical Theory, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL, London, UK.
Carolina Spyer Vieira Assad is Master Student in Law at UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Catalina Ortiz is Senior Lecturer in Building and Urban Design in Development, Development Planning Unit, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL, London, UK.
Clarissa Sampaio Freitas is Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Costanza La Mantia is Honorary Research Fellow and Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand.
Davison Muchadenyika is a researcher at the Institute for Social Development, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Débora Sanches is Lecturer at Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo, Brazil.
Dorina Pojani is Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Dylan Weakley is Associate Researcher at University of the Witwatersrand, School of Architecture and Planning, South Africa.
Elham Bahman Teymouri is Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Francesco Chiodelli is Associate professor in urban planning at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Social Sciences Research Ares, and vice-coordinator of the international PhD programme in Urban Studies and Regional Sciences, L’Aquila, Italy.
Francisco de Assis Comarú is Lecturer at Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciências Sociais Aplicadas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo André, Brazil.
Fúlvio Alvarenga Sampaio is Law student at UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Germana Câmara is Lecturer and Researcher at Centro Universitário Christus, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Hogeun Park is PhD candidate, Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University, East Lansing, US.
Jaehyeon Park is PhD candidate at the Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, US.
Jeroen Stevens is PhD Candidate at OSA, the Research Group on Urbanism & Architecture, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Josefine Fokdal is Senior Researcher at the University of Stuttgart, Department of International Urbanism, Stuttgart, Germany.
Julia Dinardi Alves Pinto is Law student at UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Juliano dos Santos Calixto is Master in Law and Doctoral Researcher at UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Kritika Sha is a Master in Urbanism by TU Delft, and Deputy Manager, I-WIN Advisory Services Limited, Calcutta, India.
Larissa Pirchiner de Oliveira Vieira is Lawyer at Margarida Alves Association, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Laura Smits is Urban Planner at the Municipality of Amsterdam, and Shelter Technical Advisor UN Habitat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Lucas Nasser Marques de Souza is a graduate in Law, and Social Sciences at UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Marcos Bernardes Rosa is Law student at UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Maria Tereza Fonseca Dias is Associate Professor at the Department of Public Law, Federal University of Minas Gerais, UFMG, Researcher at National Research Council (CNPq) and member of Cidade e Alteridade Research Project, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Matteo Stiglich is PhD candidate at the Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, US.
Michael Leaf is Associate Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Miriam Maina is PhD candidate at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mohsen Mohammadzadeh is Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Molin K. Chakamba is a member of Dialogue on Shelter, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Nabil Nazha is PhD candidate and Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, US.
Noheir Elgendy is Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urbanism, Department of Architecture, Cairo University, Egypt.
Olga Peek is Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Guayaquil, and PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Patience Mguni is Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands and research assistant at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Peter Herrle is Prof. Dr. em., head of the Habitat Unit at the TU Berlin, Germany.
Ricardo de Sousa Moretti is Lecturer at Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciências Sociais Aplicadas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo André, Brazil.
Rohan Varma is PhD Candidate at the Delft University of Technology, Department of Architecture
Sonia Roitman is Senior lecturer at School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Stephanie Geertman is Owner of HUNAI and Researcher at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Viviana d’Auria is Assistant Professor in International Urbanism, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven andd Assistant Professor in International Urbanism at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Vrushti Mawani is PhD Candidate, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Yelda Kızıldağ Özdemirli is Research Fellow in Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.
Roberto Rocco is a senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Urbanism of the Delft University of Technology. He has got a degree in Architecture and Planning from the University of São Paulo and a post-graduate MSc degree in Spatial Planning from the same university. He worked as an independent researcher for NGOs in Brazil before being awarded a PhD by TU Delft in 2008, with a thesis on ‘new urban geographies of globalization’. He has published on issues of governance, sustainability and spatial justice and currently focuses on challenges of urbanization in the Global South and the implementation and governance of the New Urban Agenda.
Jan van Ballegooijen is an independent researcher working as a consultant, architect and teacher. He received a MSc degree at Delft University of Technology in 2011, with a project focusing on the relationships between democratization and urban informality in São Paulo’s periphery. At TU Delft, he has also worked as a research assistant for the chair ‘Design as Politics’, investigating the tensions between politics and urban design. Besides his current work as an independent researcher, he is also a practicing architect in the Netherlands and Belgium. He is currently expanding his research on the relationship between urban informality and democracy.