Informal Settlements

Onaville/Canaan, Haiti. Image CC BY-SA 4.0 Johann-Christian Hannemann, 2016

Informal settlements are a phenomenon worldwide, which evokes many diverse associations under the term „slum“. About a third of the global city population resides in favelas, shanty towns, or chabolas, as they are called elsewhere. How do landscape architects and landscape architects deal with these unplanned places, how do they approach this task in a planning way, that no one exactly describes or demands. In self-chosen case studies, various methods of approach, analysis, and planning are tested in student works and in research approaches.

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