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2017 Visiting Scholar Program: Tackling Informality: Comparing Approaches and Strategies in South Korean and Latin American Cities

  • 2018-05-09
  • Lee Soyoung /

Title

Tackling Informality: Comparing Approaches and Strategies in South Korean and Latin American Cities

 

Period of Research

April 2016 - June  2017

 

Backgrounds

The Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) is a joint effort by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements to bring together knowledge about strategies, experiences and lessons learned both in Korea and the Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) in matters of housing and urban development.

 

Purpose

To analyze South Korea's major polices and institutional tools to address slums and informal settlement and make comparison to Latin American case, to draw lessons and recommendations for future efforts at tackling informality

 

Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. Urban slums and policy choice in a global perspective

2. Urban informality and urban policy in Korea: the rise and (almost) demise of Seoul’s slum areas ​

2.1 PHASE I: From slum clearance and resettlement to housing redevelopment and urban renewal programs (1961-1979)

2.2 PHASE II: Property-led redevelopment: JRP, re-densification and urban renewal (1980- present)​

2.3 PHASE III: New Redevelopment Programs (1995-present)

3. ​Urbanization and informality in Latin American cities

​3.1 Three macro-structural factors shaping urban informality in LAC

​3.2 The Latin American paradigm towards urban informality

4. ​Learning from Korea`s approach to tackling informality

​Conclusion

 

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