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Asian Cities and Urban Settlers

The Asian Cities and Urban Settlers (ACUS) project is an ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration to learn from the experience of people in marginal and spontaneously-built settlements. The objective is to place the oral accounts of settlers at the center of a comparative historical exploration of the vast, largely unplanned, and often legally ill-defined expansion of settlements that has come to dominate the urban process through large parts of Asia.

Asian Cities, Urban Settlers Collection Published in City & Society

After two workshops and two years of continued engagement supported by the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative, five articles were published in City...

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Scholars Across Asia Discuss Neighborhood Culture

The Georgetown Global Cities Initiative in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University hosted a research symposium to explore the culture of informal...

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A Different Kind of Density: Lessons From Asian Megacities

Prof. Sand reflects on how the pandemic makes clear that a healthy, prosperous future depends on urban densities that enable strong social...

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The Culture of Informal Neighborhoods in Asia

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