Category: Key Words

These words are not intended to comprise a research thesaurus for urban habitat, but rather to lay out—at this stage of our reading and contacts—the concepts, problems, and entry points relating to urban habitat.

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Social function (of property)

Social function (of property)

According to Aristotle (-384 to-3220 the social notion of property means that individual ownership is turned to a common use). Believing that private property was a necessity for people to acquire some goods (and...

Participatory budget

Participatory budget

Participatory budgeting is a process by which the population defines the destination of public resources, general in 0ne part or all of the investments. Former politician of the party of workers in Porto Alegre,...

Social production of habitat

Social production of habitat

DEFINITION “The social production of habitat (concept developed in Latin America) includes the process and the product resulting from the collective initiative of the people to build their own habitat: housing, villages, neighbourhoods and...

Land Grabbing

Land Grabbing

By ASSOAL · Published 06 October 2016 · Updated October 06, 2016 The expression “land grabbing – to grab” resurfaced in the international scenes in 2007-2008 during the international drastic price rise. Nowadays Land...

RIGHTS TO LODGING

RIGHTS TO LODGING

By ASSOAL · Published 02 October 2016 · Updated October, 2, 2016 The rights to lodging can be defined in so many ways. In a simple language, we can say that it is for...

RIGHTS TO THE CITY

RIGHTS TO THE CITY

By ASSOAL · Published 02 October 2016 · Updated october 02, 2016 Table of content DEFINITION POLITICAL STAKES LAW AND STAKES AN  INTRENATIONAL CHARTE FOR  THE RIHTS TO THE CITY A NEW PLATFORME FOR...

Community Land Trust

Community Land Trust

This page has been translated by ASSOAL Philosophy Community Land Trusts (CLT) are an operational alternative approach to the private ownership of land and the individual appropriation of land resources in the form of...

Peri-Urbanization

Peri-Urbanization

This neologism refers to the diffuse urbanization that can be observed in rural areas neighboring major urban areas. It has gradually replaced synonymous or nearly synonymous concepts: “urban exodus,” “exurbanization,” “counter-urbanization,” or “re-urbanization.” It...

Participatory budgeting

Participatory budgeting

Participatory budgeting is a process by which people define the destination of public resources, usually part or all of the investment. Ubiratan de Souza, former elected Workers’ Party in Porto Alegre, defines it as...

Parcel

Parcel

“A basic territorial unit, limited and defined by two forms of appropriation: ownership and land use. A parcel of property is a cadastral parcel (the smallest unity of the land register) and a land...