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Nielsen, Ola, 2008. Identifying the informal : a study of space in the informal settlement of Bandani, Kisumu, Kenya. SLU, Dept. Of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Alnarp. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. Of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management



The world is getting closer, we are experiencing a time where
we, if we want, can acquire information about everything.
But regardless of this flow of information there are still blank
spots on the map. But these spots are no longer made up of
vast plains or dense tropical forests. The new unknown is
situated in the outskirts of our cities, here in what we refer
to as the slums the life for millions is going on without
any available information. At the same time this lack of
information, lack of planning is what makes the slums the
informal city. In the informal city life goes on outside the
formal systems, for some the slum is a place to sleep when not
going to a formal work, for others the entire life is lived in the
To investigate a slum are and trying to understand its
conditions from a landscape perspective can help us
understand and in the long run improve the life in the
slums. To go beyond the clearly visible structures and look at
how the slum is functioning can be a way to investigate the
informal city.

Main title:Identifying the informal
Subtitle:a study of space in the informal settlement of Bandani, Kisumu, Kenya
Authors:Nielsen, Ola
Supervisor:Lindholm, Gunilla
Series:Examensarbeten inom landskapsarkitektprogrammet
Volume/Sequential designation:2008:19
Year of Publication:2008
Level and depth descriptor:Other
Student's programme affiliation:MSc Landscape Architecture
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. Of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Keywords:slum, informality, informal settlements, urban planning, Kenya, Kisumu, landscape planning, Africa, development, colonial town, rural, urban, reserves, tenure, traditional, formal
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Deposited On:24 Oct 2017 13:08
Metadata Last Modified:24 Oct 2017 13:08

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