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Learning from Informal Settlements in Iran

Models, Policies, Processes, and Outcomes


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mahyar Arefi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Mahyar Arefi
    Pages 39-51
  4. Mahyar Arefi
    Pages 53-70
  5. Mahyar Arefi
    Pages 71-80
  6. Mahyar Arefi
    Pages 115-149
  7. Mahyar Arefi
    Pages 151-182
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-199

About this book


This book explores the tenacity of Iran’s informal settlements against the backdrop of the World Bank’s USD 80 million loan for physical upgrading. Arefi seeks to identify and unravel the distinctive models, policies, processes, and outcomes associated with it, and explains why—despite obvious challenges—informal settlements remain popular in Iran, and also how understanding them in a broader theoretical context helps rectify existing redevelopment policies in order to develop more effective ones.  


Urban Studies Urban Planning Informal Settlements Middle East Studies Iran Urban Policy World Bank Policy and Regulation Urban Management Empowerment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Planning and Landscape ArchitectureUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

About the authors

Mahyar Arefi is Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. As a recipient of several awards and scholarships, he writes extensively on planning and urban design issues, and his latest book, Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities and Assets was published in 2014.

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