Tag: breaking paradigms

informal settlement @johnny_miller_photography

Realities of informality on different continents

In the last part of our trilogy on informality within human settlements, we take a look at the realities of informality on different continents. We talk with two people who have first-hand experience, tell their stories and we share our own perceptions from around the globe.

Mumbai @johnny_miller_photography

Formalization processes in settlements

In the second part of our trilogy on informality within human settlements, we take a look at the formalization processes. We look at their history,weight the pros and cons, but also take a look at the initiators and give some examples. Please keep in mind that we did not pick the examples to either condemn or praise them, but simply to showcase the topic more clearly.

Informal and formal settlements in two pictures

Formality & Informality

In this first part of our trilogy on informality within human settlements, we take a look at the definition of informality, the relation to the term slum, and the advantages and disadvantages of informality.