"Rambunctious Urbanism" by Chris Reed
in Tactical Operations in the Informal City (Operações Táticas na Cidade Informal)
Edited by Christian Werthmann
Published 2009 by Harvard Graduate School of Design
258 pages
Tactical Operations in the Informal City (Operações Táticas na Cidade Informal), 2009
13 students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design developed, with the assistance of São Paulo's Social Housing Agency Sehab, design tactics for the 30,000 person favela, Cantinho do Céu, in the South of São Paulo. "Tactical Operations in the Informal City" summarizes the basic ideas that were developed under the guidance of instructors Christian Werthmann, Fernando de Mello Franco and a range of consultants. The results allow us a glimpse into the future of slum upgrading, leading to a more integrative and tactical design practice.