Inclusive Urban Development in the Global South emphasizes the importance of the neighbourhood in urban development planning, with case studies aimed at transforming current intervention practices towards more inclusive and just means of engagement with individuals and communities. The chapters explore how diversity of gender, class, race and ethnicity, citizenship status, age, ability, and sexuality is taken (or not taken) into account and approached in the planning and implementation of development policy and interventions in poor urban areas. The book employs a practical perspective on the deployment of theoretical critiques of intersectionality and diversity in development practice through case studies examining issues such as water and sanitation planning in Dhaka, indigenous rights to the city in Bolivia, post-colonial planning in Hong Kong, land reform in Zimbabwe, and many more. The book focuses on radical alternatives with the potential to foster urban transformations for planning and development communities working around the world.

chapter 1|14 pages


ByAndrea Rigon, Vanesa Castán Broto

part 1|60 pages

Community Diversity and Intersectionality

chapter 2|14 pages

“Missing Girls” in Urban Slums of the Global South?

Exploring the Intersections Between Puberty, Poverty, and Gender Inequality
ByJordana Ramalho, Sylvia Chant

chapter 3|14 pages

Indigenous Rights to the City Struggles in Bolivia

Towards an Intersectional and Intergenerational Approach
ByPhilipp Horn

chapter 4|16 pages

An Excluded and Unrecognized Majority

Everyday Struggles of Backyarders in the Western Area of the Voortrekker Road Corridor in Cape Town, South Africa
ByMercy Brown-Luthango

chapter 5|14 pages

High-Rise Hong Kong

Rethinking Narratives of Expertise in British Colonial Planning
ByYasminah Beebeejaun

part 2|89 pages

Impacts of Planning Interventions in Diverse, Changing Communities

chapter 6|14 pages

Infrastructural Relations

Participation and Diversity in Community-Based Water Management in Kathmandu, Nepal
ByStephanie Butcher

chapter 7|14 pages

Land Reform and Social Differentiation in Zimbabwe

Re-inventing the Wheel of Inequalities in Urban Development
ByJulius Musevenzi, Barbara Chibvamushure

chapter 8|16 pages

Rethinking Community in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Projects in Dhaka’s Bostis

BySally Cawood, Md. Fazle Rabby

chapter 9|12 pages

From Collegiality to Gatekeeping

Modes of Everyday Governance in Old Fadama, Accra
ByAfia Afenah

chapter 10|13 pages

Violent Militancy or Mended Masculinities?

Oil and the (Re) Making of Men in the Niger Delta
ByModestaTochi Alozie

chapter 11|18 pages

Understanding the Make-Up of Community in Basic Service Delivery Projects

Retrospective Analysis of a Coproduction in Dar es Salaam
ByWilbard J. Kombe, Alphonce G. Kyessi, Tatu M. Limbumba

part 3|61 pages

Mapping the Space of Possibility for Just Urban Development

chapter 12|15 pages

(Re-)constructing Disability through Research

Methodological Challenges of Intersectional Research in Informal Urban Settlements
ByJulian Walker, Ignacia Ossul-Vermehren

chapter 13|16 pages

Intersectionality Aspects of Community Energy in Urban Areas

Challenges and Conflict Resolution Methodologies
ByEnora Robin, Vanesa Castán Broto

chapter 14|15 pages

Participatory Design and Diversity

Addressing Vulnerabilities through Social Infrastructure in a Lebanese Town Hosting Displaced People
ByAndrea Rigon, Joana Dabaj, Hanna Baumann

chapter |13 pages


Recognizing Intersectional Identities in Inclusive Urban Development
ByCaren Levy, Andrea Rigon, Vanesa Castán Broto