Focus: study of the co-relations between migration, settlement and development
The research analyses how migrants that moved to temporary destinations ended up staying, unexpectedly transforming what were initially provisional agglomerations into new towns and new urban life. It analyses different types of trajectories and cases, motivated by and within different dynamics, involving different types of migrant actors and policy stakeholders to build typologies of existing situations and needed responses. It aims at identifying categories of cases, classifying them and generating a comprehensive grouping of different case types.
This is a post-facto retrospective study in the sense that it surveys the context, conditions, and factors that have led to the structuring of this type of human agglomerations.
- causes and conditions for permanent settlement
- the dynamics and features of these transformations
- the responses needed for improved livelihoods and integration of migrant populations in each specific type of settlement
Where and which type of temporary settlements
Places that, over the years, have become consolidated towns and urban neighborhoods – meaning, that they have varyingly became less makeshift, increasingly infrastructured, with more dwellers living permanently in them, and where daily life is tendentially urban.
- former displaced/refugee camps
- new towns built from boomtowns
- consolidated/upgraded slums