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Rethinking Precarious Neighborhoods

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Works, paths and interventions

Écrits, cheminements et interventions

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Published on Monday, April 20, 2015


The international conference "Rethinking Precarious Neighbourhoods" will be organised following two major thematics. First, it will reread and analyse pioneer works on constitution and meanings of precarious habitat, including how ideas and concepts have been mediatized. On a second hand, it will explore the new tendencies of research on these spatial entites and their developments, focusing on land tenure security.



Day 1

History and dynamics of the thought on pioneer neighborhoods

  • morning Breakfast - coffee
  • half-day History and construction of the thought on the “informal” or precarious housing
  • half-day The land tenure security, attempts, failures and analyses
  • evening Cocktail

Day 2

Innovations and alternatives for residential security

  • morning Breakfast - coffee
  • half-day Rethinking the city and town planning via precarious housing
  • half-day Community organization and alternatives

Confirmed speakers

  • Solomon Benjamin (Humanities and Social Science Dept, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras),
  • Somsook Boonyabancha (ACHR, Bangkok),
  • Yves Cabannes (DPU, London),
  • Armelle Choplin (Université Paris-est),
  • Valérie Clerc (IRD, Paris),
  • Agnès Deboulet (Université Paris 8, Lavue),
  • Eric Denis (Cnrs),
  • Véronique Dupont(Cessma),
  • Alain Durand-Lasserve (Cnrs),
  • Mona Fawaz (AUB, Beyrouth),
  • Edesio Fernandes (DPU, London),
  • Alan Gilbert (UCL, London),
  • Marie Huchzermeyer (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa),
  • Kareem Ibrahim (Takween, Egypt),
  • Barbara Lipietz (DPU, London),
  • Kosta Mathey (Globus, Berlin),
  • Diana Mitlin (IIED, Manchester),
  • Janice Perlman (MegaCities, New York),
  • Clara Salazar (Colegio de Mexico),
  • David Satterthwaite (IIED, London),
  • Rafaël Soares Gonçalves (PUC, Rio de Janeiro),
  • Mansour Tall (ONU Habitat, Dakar)


Working languages : English, French, translated

Scientific coordination: Laboratoire Architecture, Ville, Urbanisme, Environnement (LAVUE) (CNRS-UMR 7218), Centre SUD (Situations Urbaines de Développement), with the help of Institut Français d’Urbanisme.

Financing : Agence Française de Développement.


  • Agence française de développement, 5 Rue Roland Barthes - École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Val de Seine, 3-15 quai Panhard et Levassor
    Paris, France (75012 | 75013)


  • Monday, June 08, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015


  • quartier, précarité, habitat, sécurité


  • Merril Sineus
    courriel : repenserlesquartiersprecaires [at] gmail [dot] com

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« Rethinking Precarious Neighborhoods », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Monday, April 20, 2015, https://calenda.org/323847

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