Ronaldo Ramirez

Ronaldo Ramirez - publications

Books

1982
Urbanization in Contemporary Latin America. Critical Approaches to the Analysis of Urban Issues. Book edited in Association with Gilbert, A and Hardoy, J.E. John Wiley and Sons. London.

Chapters in Books

2007
Integrated Informality in the "Barrios" of Havana" in Hernández, F and Kellett, P (eds): Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspectives from Latin America (in print).
2003
Ciudad y Pobreza: el Paradigma Cualitativo de la Pobreza Urbana. In: Balbo,M; Jordán,R and Simioni,D; (Eds.): La Ciudad Inclusiva. UN-CEPAL, Santiago de Chile.
2002
Cittá e Povertá: il Paradigma Qualitativo de la Povertá Urbana. In: Marcello Balbo (ed.): La Cittá Inclusiva, Franco Angeli, Milano.
1992
Housing Privatisation in Great Britain and Policy Prospects for the 1990's. in: Korea National Housing Corporation. Prospects on Housing Policy and Technology Development for the 21st Century. Proceedings of International Symposium on Housing. Seoul.
Notes on the Self-Help Housing Critique: Towards a Conceptual Framework for the Analysis of Self-Help Housing Policies in Developing Countries. In collaboration with Fiori. J. In: Mathey K. (ed): Beyond Self-Help Housing. Mansell, London and Profil Verlag, Munchen.
The Commodification of Self-Help Housing and State Intervention: Household Experiences in the Barrios of Caracas. In collaboration with Fiori, J;, Harms H and Mathey, K. In: Mathey K. (ed): Beyond Self-Help Housing. Mansell, London and Profil Verlag, Munchen. Also as DPU Working Paper N. 26. London, April 1991.
1990
Urbanization, Housing and the (Withdrawing) State: the Production-Reproduction Nexus. In: Datta, S. (ed): Third World Urbanization: Reappraisals and New Perspectives. Swedish Council for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Stockholm.

Published Journal articles

2006
El Estado y la Sociedad Civil en los Barrios de la Habana, Cuba: el Caso de Pogolotti, Medio Ambiente y Urbanización. N.65. IIEF-AL. Buenos Aires
2005
State and Civil Society in the Barrios of Havana, Cuba: the Case of Pogolotti, Environment and Urbanization, Vol 17. n..1, London.
2004
Factores que Contribuyen al Éxito o Fracaso de Proyectos Comunitarios. Experiencias en el Barrio Pogolotti, La Habana, Cuba, INVI. n. 50. Instituto de la Vivienda, Universidad de Chile. Santiago de Chile.
2002
Urban Poverty Reduction and Urban Security Consolidation: a New Paradigm at Work?, UN-Habitat UMP Paper Series n.20.
Evaluación Social de Políticas y Programas de Vivienda: un Análisis de la Contribución de la Vivienda a la Reducción de la Pobreza Urbana, INVI n.45. Instituto de la Vivienda, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile.
2001
Notas Sobre Medio Siglo de Políticas de Vivienda, Vivienda Popular N..10 Montevideo.
Favela Bairro and a New Generation of Housing Programmes for the Urban Poor In collaboration with L.Riley and J.Fiori. Geoforum n.32. London.
Physical Upgrading and Social Integration in Rio de Janeiro: the Case of Favela Bairro. In collaboration with J.Fiori and L.Riley. DISP 147. Zurich
1998
La Vivienda como Tema de Postgrado. Contenido, Contexto y Dirección. In collaboration with J Fiori. Revista CIUDAD. N.14. Quito. Ecuador.
1992
The Formulation of National Shelter Strategies. Six Case Studies: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Philippines, Indonesia. In collaboration with Patrick Wakely and Babar Mumtaz. DPU Working Paper N.59 London
1987
Notes for Comparative Research on Self-Help Housing Policies in Latin America . In collaboration with J Fiori, Institute of Industrial Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Also in TRIALOG n.18, Germany, 1988.
1974
Planning in a Social Vacuum, Royal Town Planning Institute. Summer Conference Proceedings. London.
1972
Diversificación Profesional y Problemas Nacionales, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, University de Chile. Santiago de Chile,

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Papers submitted to conferences and seminars

2004
Factors Affecting the Success or Failure of Community Initiatives. In collaboration with K.Mathey. 5th Annual N-Aerus Conference. Barcelona
2001
Políticas de Vivienda y Reducción de la Pobreza en los Países del Tercer Mundo: la Construcción de un Nuevo Paradigma, Latin American Seminar on Housing and Poverty. Buenos Aires.
1996
Local Governance Models: Decentralisation and Urban Poverty Eradication. (Submitted to UNICEF Area Base Urban Development meeting, Egypt.)
1994
The Other Environment: is There Another One? Architecture and Housing the Very Poor?, Asilah's Architecture Colloquium, Popular Settlements, Social Housing and Architectural Heritage: Forms of Consolidation in the Urban Pattern." Asilah, Morocco.
The Absentee Architect: Urban Poverty and Informal Housing. Examples from Latin America and other geographies, Asilah's Architecture Colloquium, Popular Architecture in Morocco, the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, Similarities and Variations. Asilah, Morocco.
1990
Research on Non-Conventional Housing Policies in Venezuela: Preliminary Findings, International Conference on "The Management of Non-Conventional Housing Policies in the Third World". In collaboration with Fiori J. Institute of Industrial Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and DPU, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1986
Políticas de Vivienda Basadas en Auto-Ayuda en los Países Subdesarrollados, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies. National University of Engineering,. Lima, Perú.
1985
Self-Help Policies in Latin America: the Cases of Venezuela, Brazil and Chile. In collaboration with Fiori, J; Harms, H and Mathey, K. International Conference on Urban Renewal and Housing for Low-Income Groups in Metropolitan Areas of Latin America. Technische Universitat, Hamburg-Harburg.
1984
Social Determinants and Limits of Government Intervention in the Provision of Low-Cost Housing in Developing Countries, Institute of Housing Studies. BIE. Rotterdam.
The Return of the Squatters in Chile. Paper submitted to "Urbanization In Contemporary Latin America Seminar (UCLAS). DPU; Department of Geography UCL; Architectural Association Graduate School and International Institute for Environment and Development, London.
1982
Self-Help Housing in the Third World: the Policies and the Politics. In collaboration with Fiori, J. Mimeo.
The Changing Problematic of Urban Social Studies. Instituto Universitario di Archittetura di Venezia.
1981
The Politics of Collective Consumption: Self-Help Housing in Chile. UCLAS. London.
1979
The Housing Queue, Chile 1958-1973. UCLAS, London.
The Role of the Informal Sector in Third World Countries. In collaboration with Fiori, J. DPU-AA Graduate School Symposium. London.
1978
Mode of Production, Dependent Social Formations and the Social Production of Space. Some Analytical Propositions. UCLAS, London.
Housing Policies under Different Political Conditions. Chile 1958-1973. Research Studies Seminar. Bartlett School. UCL. London.
1977
Conjunctural Analysis, Conjunctural Policies: the Missed Dimensions of Regional Planning. Zone/Fagligt Forum, Amsterdam
1976
Anti-industrialization, the Non-Alternative for Development. International Sociological Association, Conference on Social Problems in Urban and Regional Development, Messina, Reggio Calabria.
1975
The Analysis of Dependence. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Annual meeting, University of Surrey

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Ronaldo Ramirez

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Ronaldo Ramirez

Ronaldo RAMIREZ

r.ramirez@dpu-associates.net

Specialisation
Teaching, research and consultancy: urban sociology, development studies, urban poverty, housing theory, social housing in developing countries (policies, programmes, projects, implementation), community participation in housing programmes.
Country experience

Theory and policy on informal settlements in Buenos Aires (Ronaldo Ramirez)

Ronaldo Ramirez was a keynote speaker at a regional conference on theory and policy on informal settlements in Latin America in Buenos Aires in November.

Workshop: health, environment and poverty in Latin America (Ronaldo Ramirez)

Ronaldo Ramirez also contributed to a round-table discussions on “Health, Environment and Poverty in Latin American Urban Areas” in Buenos Aires during 13-14 November.

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