Incremental Urbanism: Ulaanbaatar's Ger Settlements


Grant Data
Project Title
Incremental Urbanism: Ulaanbaatar's Ger Settlements
Principal Investigator
Mr Bolchover, Joshua Paul   (Principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2015-09-01
Completion Date
2017-08-31
Amount
878200
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Urban Periphery, Ger Districts, Urban-rural Ecology, Informal settlements, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia
Discipline
Architecture
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17613415
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) To position the Ger districts of Ulaanbaatar as a third typology of informal, although legal settlement, distinct from prior academic research into the slums of South America or Africa (illegal informal settlements) or the urban villages of China (semi-legal informal settlement). 3) To innovate an incremental urban strategy for Ulaanbaatar’s Ger districts through the implementation of a series of architectural prototypes. 4) To create new knowledge regarding the upgrading of informal settlements that addresses a disciplinary gap between large scale redevelopment and small scale interventions.