publication . Article . 2019

From Redevelopment to In Situ Upgrading: Transforming Urban Village Governance in Shenzhen Through the Lens of Informality

Gan, Xinyue; Chen, Yulin; Bian, Lanchun;
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  • Published: 15 Dec 2019
  • Publisher: Zenodo
The study on informality has experienced a shift from describing the spatial characteristics toward exploring the connotation of urban governance in recent years. This paper takes urban villages in Shenzhen, a typical informal settlement in China, as cases to analyze the two urban village governance modes of redevelopment and in situ upgrading and reveals the dynamics of the governance mode transformation. Through the lens of informality, this study focuses on the interaction among the government, the market, and former property owners on tenure legalization. The study finds that first of all, informality is the core of the transformation of urban village govern...
free text keywords: informal settlement; informality; urban village; Shenzhen; governance
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Transition towards urban sustainability through socially integrative cities in the EU and in China
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 770141
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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