CAIRN-INT.INFO : International Edition
The knowledge of residential dynamics has evolved in cities of the South from the Habitat I to Habitat II conferences. Three changes mark housing policies: (1) With the free market, public authorities are distancing themselves from the direct production of housing facilities or real estate issues; (2) stock management gave way to the management of demand capacity; and (3) the issue of people without shelter finds itself in the larger approach to poverty. Though they are “targeted” as such, their clients are still poorly defined. Their movement in town is not well known. Many uncertainties still manage to slip into international measures opposing legal versus illegal, and proprietor and others. Studies should question the distribution of inhabitants in space or in their choices within a period of time, all the while calling for a critical review of the categories for analysis, a sorting among the temporalities at stake, from the daily to city histories going through the stages in life cycle. The challenge of this issue is to restore these tensions in their political dimension and determine the variety of urban foundations.
This journal has the goal of promoting reflection on societies in the South to gain a better understanding of their contemporary dynamics and to demonstrate their diversity. The transversal nature of the topics examined encompasses texts from a variety of disciplines in the social sciences. Read more...
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ISBN 287678846X
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