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Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Manish Chalana


Seemingly messy and chaotic, the landscapes and urban life of cities in Asia possess an order and hierarchy which often challenge understanding and appreciation. With a cross-disciplinary group of authors, Messy Urbanism: Understanding the “Other” Cities of Asia examines a range of cases in Asia to explore the social and institutional politics of urban formality and the contexts in which this “messiness” emerges or is constructed. The book brings a distinct perspective to the broader patterns of informal urban orders and processes as well as their interplay with formalized systems and mechanis ... More

Keywords: Urbanism, Urban informality, Urban design, Urban planning, Urban landscapes, Asian city

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208333
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manish Chalana, editor
University of Washington

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