Olga Peek

Olga Peek
KU Leuven / Universidad de Guayaquil · Architecture

Master of Human Settlements

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This chapter enquires into the linkages between household dynamics, community development, and the shifting environmental conditions of consolidated informal settlements in Guayaquil. The discussion is centred on the radical transformations of the densely populated waterfronts of Suburbio in terms of six decades of grassroots incremental developmen...
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In Guayaquil, the biggest city of Ecuador, 70% of urban dwellers live in settlements with an informal origin. A gap in how urbanization in Guayaquil is conceptualized derives from limited understanding of the actual genesis of so-called ‘informal’ settlements, which remain neglected by more institutionalized planning processes. In a city with high...
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The following chapter is centered on the endeavors of a small number of researchers and lecturers who joined forces with urban residents of consolidated riverbank settlements in Guayaquil (Ecuador) threatened with eviction due to the implementation of an ‘ecological’ mega-project. This large-scale ministry-led intervention over Guayaquil’s urban wa...
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In Latin American cities, modes of housing and settlement production are rapidly shifting with city-making becoming an increasingly unequal process. While the Latin American region was once a cradle for ground-breaking research on incremental urban development, more recent housing policies have radically disengaged from incremental dwelling typolog...
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Three to five decades of neighborhood densification in Latin American self-help settlements has resulted in three to four generations frequently sharing their home space. An array of spatial arrangements are articulated by means of home subdivisions and extensions in order to accommodate succeeding generations. Home sharing often leads to creative...
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This paper aims to contribute to the debate on sustainable planning and housing policies for Latin America’s ‘innerburbs’ by reflecting upon self-help as a housing strategy in metropolitan Lima and Guayaquil after three to five decades of lived-in experience. The evolution of the self-help house is explored through in-depth cases studies of home sp...
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This paper aims to contribute to the debate on inclusive cities by reflecting upon self-help as a housing strategy in metropolitan Lima and recent struggles for affordable accommodation of second- and third-generation inhabitants in low-income settlements. The evolution of the self-help house is explored through in-depth case studies carried out in...

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Habitat III - CIU Habitat - 2nd prize - investigación participativa basado en diseño y colaboración con comunidades en Guayaquil para una negociación de una ciudad inclusiva y ambientalmente justa. Colaboración entre la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo y la Escuela de Sociología, Universidad de Guayaquil. http://blog.vive1.com/concurso-universitario-habitat-ecuador