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last contributed to D+C/E+Z in winter of 2020/2021a professor of global urbanism at the University of Manchester and a principal researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

All articles of Diana Mitlin


Stages of improving neglected communities’ lives

There are many dimensions to upgrading an informal settlement, so improvement programmes operate at several levels

Informal settlements

Local ownership is crucial to making slums more liveable

Since informal urban settlements cannot be eradicated, the point is to improve living conditions there

Social inclusion

Knowledge is power

Community-based data collection helps the residents of informal settlements to fight for their interests

Urban slums

More inclusive cities

Why it is actually not very difficult to tackle urban marginalisation

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