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Law and localism: the case of multiple occupancy housing

Antonia Layard | 01 December 2012 | Journal article

This paper investigates how planning regulation constructs the local, encapsulating a locality and prioritising local decision making over regional and national scales. It draws on a case study of the regulation of multiple occupation to make three i ...

The politics of open defecation : informality, body and infrastructure in mumbai

Renu Desai | 31 October 2012 | Human Geography | Article (submitted)

This paper examines the politics of open defecation by focusing on everyday intersections of the body and infrastructure in the metabolic city. Specifically, it examines how open defecation emerges in mumbai’s informal settlements through everyday em ...

Informality and the constitution of urban metabolic life : examples from mumbai

Colin Mcfarlane | 10 December 2013 | Human Geography | Book chapter

The challenges of urban sanitation in informal settlements are increasingly recognised in academic and policy contexts. However, issues of urban sanitation access, usage and experience on a daily basis are still given marginal status in scholarly and ...

Informal infrastructures

Colin Mcfarlane | 30 April 2013 | Human Geography | Book chapter

This chapter examines the relations between infrastructure, informality, and mobility. The main aim of the chapter is to open up an alternative realm of neglected urban politics. We seek to draw attention to the complex material geographies through w ...

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