Abstract

Informal housing is a global phenomenon, increasing in relevance as well as in magnitude. While not often associated with Western countries, informal housing also occurs in the Netherlands. This raises many questions in a country known to be heavily regulated in many areas of life. There is a conservative estimate of 97,000 undocumented migrants who turn to informal housing. They turn to these housings options as they can not access the Dutch public housing schemes. Since urbanists have a major influence on the development of public housing what can or should the profession do about it? To shed light on this issue, Atlantis spoke with Professor Richard Staring, an expert in irregular migration and illegal stay in the Netherlands.

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Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/77508
Note Kim, M.J. & Y. Purwanto (2014). Informal housing in the Netherlands. Interview with Richard Staring. Atlantis. Magazine by Polis. Platform for Urbanism, 24, 4 June 2014, p. 44-46.</
Citation
Staring, R.H.J.M. (2014). Kim, M.J. & Y. Purwanto (2014). Informal housing in the Netherlands. Interview with Richard Staring. Atlantis. Magazine by Polis. Platform for Urbanism, 24, 4 June 2014, p. 44-46.. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77508