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Marielly Casanova
Social Strategies Building the City
A Re-conceptualization of Social Housing in Latin America
Reihe: HABITAT - INTERNATIONAL: Schriften zur internationalen Stadtentwicklung
Bd. 24, 2019, 336 S., 49.90 EUR, 49.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-80284-2


Social housing is a complex system integrated by social, economic, political and city making processes. Social practices in the called social production of the habitat provide clues to understand an alternative way to approach housing solutions in which several dimensions coexist. Through the rationalization of social (self-management), economic (social economy) and urban principles, it was possible the construction of typologies to document and evaluate 3 case studies in Latin America. This book provides a foundation for future research and conception of social housing policies and programs.

Marielly Casanova is a licensed architect, holds a Ms. in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, and finished her dissertation at the University of Duisburg-Essen.





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