Urban informality in the Global North: a view from Los Angeles

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Title Urban informality in the Global North: a view from Los Angeles
Creator Kwak, Nancy H.
Subject informality
Los Angeles
Description Urban informality is often discussed and debated by scholars of cities in the Global South, but the term is used with much less frequency in studies of US cities. Looking at the daily functions of American cities, however, it is clear informality plays just as central a role in the US as in other cities around theworld, whether in the housing sector, jobs, or land use. This article will discuss the longer historical arc leading to the present day with a focus on specific historical moments in Los Angeles history. I begin with the emergence of formalization and land titles in an era of colonization, continuing to a discussion of early-twentieth century land rights specifically in the communities of Chavez Ravine, and end with an exploration of urban informality in Skid Row.
Publisher Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Date 2021-03-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/esbocos/article/view/76639
Source Esboços: histories in global contexts; Vol. 28 No. 47 (2021); 182-196
Esboços: historias en contextos globales; Vol. 28 Núm. 47 (2021); 182-196
Esboços: histórias em contextos globais; v. 28 n. 47 (2021); 182-196
Language eng
Relation https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/esbocos/article/view/76639/45879
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Nancy H Kwak

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