Ciudades 27, 2024
Urbanistic approaches to (in)formal urbanisation
This call for papers for the issue 27 of Ciudades aims to contribute to the current international debates on so-called “informal” urban growth. It intends to take a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the theoretical and practical perspectives built on this phenomenon from the perspective of urbanism. It is of interest to discuss historical, urbanistic, sociological, anthropological or other questions related to “formal” practices of urbanistic intervention in neighbourhoods of informal origin (“neighbourhood improvement”, “urban rehabilitation”, “regeneration” or others, including actions and processes of patrimonialisation) and with the conceptual or theoretical constructions that have been developed in the disciplinary framework of urbanism around neighbourhoods called, depending on the time and place, suburban, marginal, informal or in many other ways.