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Informal mechanisms to regularize informal settlements: Water services in São Paulo's favelas

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Growing global low-income populations living in informal urban settlements need basic services to live healthy, productive, dignified lives, but their informal status presents a legal barrier to service extension. In this paper we explore the informal mechanisms or ‘negotiated institutions’ that emerge to overcome this barrier, and the resulting link between service extension and tenure security. Primary data was collected in São Paulo, Brazil through semi-structured interviews with water sup...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.07.010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2236-7589
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Habitat International More from this journal
Volume:
80
Pages:
41-48
Publication date:
2018-08-17
Acceptance date:
2018-07-30
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EISSN:
1873-5428
ISSN:
0197-3975
Language:
English
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pubs:910037
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uuid:cffdf459-5cd6-439d-a1df-0d22367cd33a
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pubs:910037
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910037
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2019-01-15

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