Informal production of the city: Momos, migrants, and an urban village in Delhi

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Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
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Titre
Informal production of the city: Momos, migrants, and an urban village in Delhi
Périodique
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Palat Narayanan N., Véron R.
ISSN
0263-7758 (Print)
1472-3433 (Online)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/05/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
NA
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This paper attempts to understand the production of the city through informality. In particular, informal practices related to the momo (dumpling) industry, concentrated in the ‘urban village’ of Chirag Dilli, are analysed in their dialectic relationship with formal planning and legislation in Delhi. We use a Lefebvrian framework that views city-making as an interaction of formal representations in the form of master plans, etc., informal and formal spatial practices (including momo production and living patterns) and representational (imagined) spaces related to neighbourhoods and the city.
Drawing on primary qualitative data, we examine how informality informed the formal planning. The uneven application of state legislation, in turn, fostered particular informal practices (such as momo manufacturing) and the emergence of a distinct urban morphology and of new cohabitation practices. The informal momo industry also altered the representational associations made with both the Chirag Dilli neighbourhood and the city of Delhi.
The paper shows how informal practices constantly interact with formal frameworks to co-produce urban space and consequently the city. We argue that informal practices are not necessarily in conflict with formal planning or subverting it, but that they play a central role in their own right for the production of space.

Mots-clé
Urban development, informality, housing, economic clustering, production of space, Delhi
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
09/05/2018 9:01
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:02
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