This paper reflects on the meaning and value of collaborative planning in government-led processes of urban rehabilitation of multi-ethnic, self-constructed neighborhoods. Using the case study of the Cova da Moura neighborhood in the Lisbon metro area, the paper evaluates a multi-stakeholder initiative seeking to develop an urban rehabilitation action plan for the neighborhood. It discusses how the integration of formal and informal modes of decision-making led to the strengthening of local community networks, improved information sharing, and the reinforcement of the governing capacity of local institutions and community members.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Comparative Perspectives on Urban Change in Informal Settlements: Complexity, planning, and gentrification in Turkey and Portugal: Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities: Research Seminar on Urban Change in Informal Settlements - InSIS Seminar Room, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 4 Feb 2014 → 4 Feb 2014
|Seminar||Comparative Perspectives on Urban Change in Informal Settlements: Complexity, planning, and gentrification in Turkey and Portugal|
|Period||4/02/14 → 4/02/14|
Vasconcelos, L. M. T. D. (2014). Making the most of informal communities, empowering for justice and equity. Abstract from Comparative Perspectives on Urban Change in Informal Settlements: Complexity, planning, and gentrification in Turkey and Portugal, Oxford, United Kingdom.