One step forward, two steps back? Shifting patterns of participation in a former informal settlement in Mexico City

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-495
Number of pages18
JournalEnvironment and Urbanization
Issue number2
Early online date9 Jul 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Taru Silvonen is an urban sociologist completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Cardiff University. Her doctoral research in Mexico City examines informal social networks in the context of urban development.

Funding Information:
This research was funded by Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations PhD studentship. This publication was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The support of the ESRC is gratefully acknowledged.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).


  • informal settlements
  • Mexico City
  • neighbourhood transformation
  • participation
  • resident-led development

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