260.714 Architecture - Construction - Settlements
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in mindestens einem zugeordneten Curriculum Teil der STEOP.

2022S, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 1.5
  • ECTS: 2.0
  • Typ: VU Vorlesung mit Übung
  • Format der Abhaltung: Hybrid


Nach positiver Absolvierung der Lehrveranstaltung sind Studierende in der Lage, informelle Stadtentwicklungsprozesse zu verstehen und mit strategischen Ansätzen darauf zu reagieren. Sie erarbeiten die Kompetenz, die Auswirkungen von Konzeptenzur Verbesserung von Lebensbedingungen in informellen Siedlungsstrukturen zu analysiere und zu bewerten ("Upgrading").

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

The relation between the formal and informal city presents the focus of this class. The focus is on strategies to improve the urban living conditions in disadvantaged residential quarters in emerging cities.
A general topic in 2022:

Sustainable and social inclusive strategies to upgrade the In_Formal City. Practical examples from Latin America.


Micro-urbanism approach, affordable housing, incremental housing, neighborhood upgrading, urban eco-systems, urban ropeways, transmilenio, Favela Bairro


The informal city often stands as a synonym for a place with high population density. Social exclusion
and segregation along with economic marginalization are all too often existing conditions that frame the
real urban life of such an informal city. The term ‚informality’, however, is by no means synonymous to chaos or delinquency, or simply something ‚illegal’. Without dispute, the future of the city depends on the extent to which we are able to synchronize the existing potentials of both the informal and formal city; it will certainly depend on how fast we learn to plan the unplanned!
By now, there exist various urban regions worldwide, particularly in Latin America, which in their development trajectory have positively influenced the interface between the informal and the formal city. What all these strategies have in common is that especially existing, grown structures – be they formal or informal – have been integrated into further urban development efforts. These upgrading projects intend to uplift dis- advantaged informal urban districts and their deficits as opposed to the formal city.
The cities and examples discussed in class mainly attempt to find answers to all those areas where the city authorities still have an ultimate decision-making authority: the public space, the mobility sector, and education!
Within that context neighborhood upgrading, affordable urban housing and mobility infrastructures are key challenges for the contemporary Latin American City. Thereby the role of architects and planners is of central importance to provide urban housing facilities and a livable neighborhood environment. It is their responsibility to go beyond the need for creative design and planning in order to create a favorable climate for dialogue and consult other disciplines from social and administrative areas. Mobility infrastructures and tactical interventions within the urban transformation of the Latin American City
and their relevance for social inclusion is the main topic of this class.


Timetable  Summer Term 2022




• Mon March 14th 14.00-17.00 Kick-off, Introduction.

                                                The Latin American City: The challenge of informal urban development.

Teamwork / Conversation


• Thur March 17th 10.00-13.00 Microurbanism and integral neighborhood upgrading strategies:

                        The Favela Bairro experience from Rio de Janeiro.

Teamwork / Conversation


• Mon March 21st 14.00-17.00 The Urbanization of the Air. Affordable mobility and integral upgrading strategies: The Medellín case.

Teamwork / Conversation


• Thu March 24th 10.00-13.00  Urban Technologies for Sustainable Integrated Upgrading Strategies: 

Public transport / Waste / Water

Lessons from Curitiba, La Paz, Managua and Medellín

Introduction to the practical part:

“Urban Ropeways: research-saving tool for social inclusion?”


• mon March 28th 14.00-17.00 Affordable housing: in Latin America: Genesis, Site-and-Service and 

incremental housing: Villa El Salvador, Lima; Metrovivienda and Cd. Bolivar, Bogotá; Elemental and others.

Teamwork / Conversation

• tue (!)March29th 15.00-18.00 Mobility as a key issue in urban development: Curitiba and Bogotá; the  recent development of Urban Ropeway Systems in Latin American Cites

Single lecture of “International Urbanisation” 280.968



                                               Practical part: Research work

“Urban Ropeways: a resource-saving tool for future-orientated urban mobility?”


• Thu March 31st   10.00-12.00 Concepts / Research topics

                                               Questionnaire to the Research work


• April - May (timing tbd)         Supporting process of the practical part (individual meetings, tbd)


• End of May (timing tbd)         Final presentation of the practical part 


• Each of the lectures consists of:

… a presentation of one or several study cases (“learning from” … around 1 ½  hrs) 

… a discussion or group work (“critical review” … around 1 to 1 ½ hrs) 

… and the following reading of recommended texts (“further analysis” … between the lectures)

• The practical part will be developed as teamwork from April / to the end of May 2022

with 2 -3 optional meetings; the detailed schedule and the locations are yet to be defined.



Vortragende Personen


LVA Termine

Mo.14:00 - 17:0014.03.2022 zoom ID: 936 6236 8888kick off / ONLINE
Do.10:00 - 13:0017.03.2022 zoom ID: 936 6236 88882nd lecture, Teamwork / Conversation
Mo.14:00 - 17:0021.03.2022Projektraum 13 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Teamwork / Conversation
Do.10:00 - 13:0024.03.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Introduction to the practical part
Do.10:00 - 12:0031.03.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Questionnaire to the Research work
Do.10:00 - 12:0028.04.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 5 Architecture, Constructions, Settlements: Poster Research Work
Do.10:00 - 12:0012.05.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Architecture, Constructions, Settlements: Poster Research Work
Do.10:00 - 12:0019.05.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Architecture, Constructions, Settlements: Poster Research Work
Do.10:00 - 13:0002.06.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 5 Architecture, Constructions, Settlements: Final Presentation - Poster Research Work


• The practical part will be developed a as teamwork from April / to the end of May 2022

with 2 -3 optional meetings; the detailed schedule and the locations are yet to be defined.


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