Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre of Applied Research Technology

The Self-Build Experience

institutionalisation, place-making and city building


Using a broad international comparative perspective spanning multiple countries across South America, Europe and Africa, contributors explore resident-led self-builing for low- and middle-income groups in urban areas. Although social, economic and urban prosperity differs across these contexts, there exists a recurring, cross-continental tension between formal governance and self-regulation.

Reference Salet, W., D'Ottaviano, C., Majoor, S., & Bossuyt, D. (Eds.) (2020). The Self-Build Experience: institutionalisation, place-making and city building. Policy Press.
Published by  ARISI 1 January 2020

Publication date

Jan 2020


Willem Salet
Camila D'Ottaviano
Daniƫl Bossuyt


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