This final chapter concludes with a description of the challenges in linking the concrete physicality of the built environment and the intangible social, economic, political and cultural contents that the book has highlighted. By better understanding these challenges, policy makers, planners, designers and users may better understand how to alleviate the marked inequality and lack of opportunities which force too many segments of society, such as this group of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs), to find space for life within the peripheries of the city.
KeywordsUrban marginality Healthy city Walkability Sense of place Informal and formal public space Cultural landscape
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