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Kim Dovey: City as Assemblage

  • MIT STL Building 9 105 Massachusetts Avenue City Arena, 9-255 Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)

Our understanding of informal settlements has long been hindered by binary conceptions of the informal vs formal city. In this presentation Kim Dovey presents an urban typology focused on mapping the double condition of an informal city becoming formalized and a formal city becoming informalized - a new lens onto the morphogenesis of informal urbanization.

Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne. He has published widely on social issues in architecture, urban design and planning. Books include 'Framing Places' (Routledge, 2008), 'Fluid City' (Routledge 2005), ‘Becoming Places’ (Routledge 2010) and 'Urban Design Thinking' (Bloomsbury 2016). He leads a series of research projects on urban morphology, informal settlements and transit-oriented development.