Faranak Miraftab PhD

Additional Campus Affiliations

Selected Publications

Books

Cities and Inequalities in a Transnational World 2014.
Cities of the Global South Reader Routledge 2014.
Planning and Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South edited by Victoria Beard, edited by Faranak Miraftab, edited by Chris Silver. Edited by Victoria Beard, Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Edited by Chris Silver, New York Routledge 2008.
Miraftab, Faranak Women’s Empowerment: Participation in Shelter Strategies at the Community Level in Urban Informal Settlements Nairobi, Kenya United Nations Centre for Human Settlements 1996.

Book Contributions

Displacement: Framing the global relationally Framing the Global: Entry Points for the Search Displacement: Framing the global relationally Bloomington Indiana University Press 2014.
Planning and Citizenship Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning Planning and Citizenship Oxford University Press 2012.
Small-Town Transnationalism: Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Immigration to the Heartland The Transnationalism and Urbanism Small-Town Transnationalism: Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Immigration to the Heartland Routledge 2012.
Miraftab, F Planning and Citizenship Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning edited by Rachel Weber, edited by Randall Crane. Planning and Citizenship Edited by Rachel Weber, Edited by Randall Crane, Oxford University Press 2010.
McConnell, E. Diaz, and F. Miraftab Sundown Town to 'Mexican Town': Newcomers, Old Timers, and Housing in Small Town America Rural Sociology Sundown Town to 'Mexican Town': Newcomers, Old Timers, and Housing in Small Town America 2010.
Contradictions in the Gender-Poverty Nexus: Reflections on the Privatisation of Social Reproduction and Urban Informality in South African Townships The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research and Policy Contradictions in the Gender-Poverty Nexus: Reflections on the Privatisation of Social Reproduction and Urban Informality in South African Townships 2010.
Miraftab, F Reflections on the Privatisation of Social Reproduction and Urban Informality The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research and Policy edited by Silvia Chant. Reflections on the Privatisation of Social Reproduction and Urban Informality Edited by Silvia Chant, Edward Elgar Publishers 2010.
Miraftab, Faranak, Victoria Beard, and Chris Silver Introduction: "Situating Contested Notions of Decentralized Planning in the Global South" Planning and Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South edited by Victoria Beard, edited by Faranak Miraftab, edited by Chris Silver. Introduction: "Situating Contested Notions of Decentralized Planning in the Global South" Edited by Victoria Beard, Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Edited by Chris Silver, New York Routledge 2008, p. 1-18.
Silver, Chris, Faranak Miraftab, and Victoria Beard Conclusion: Decentralized Planning and the Ways Ahead Planning and Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South edited by Victoria Beard, edited by Faranak Miraftab, edited by Chris Silver. Conclusion: Decentralized Planning and the Ways Ahead Edited by Victoria Beard, Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Edited by Chris Silver, New York Routledge 2008, p. 216-224.
Miraftab, F Decentralization and Entrepreneurial Planning Planningand Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South edited by Victoria Beard, edited by Faranak Miraftab, edited by Chris Beard. Decentralization and Entrepreneurial Planning Edited by Victoria Beard, Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Edited by Chris Beard, New York Routledge 2008, p. 21-35.
Miraftab, F On Loan from Home: Women's Participation in Formulating Human Settlements Policies Institutions, Resources, and Mobilization: Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice edited by Jane Jaquette, edited by Gale Summerfield. On Loan from Home: Women's Participation in Formulating Human Settlements Policies Edited by Jane Jaquette, Edited by Gale Summerfield, Duke University Press 2006, p. 174-190.
Informalizing the Means of Reproduction: The Case of Waste Collection Services in Cape Town, South Africa Rethinking Informalization: Precarious Jobs, Poverty and Social Protection edited by Lourdes Beneria, edited by Neema Kudva. Informalizing the Means of Reproduction: The Case of Waste Collection Services in Cape Town, South Africa Edited by Lourdes Beneria, Edited by Neema Kudva, Ithaca, NY Cornell University e-Publishing Program 2006, p. 148-162.
Miraftab, F Space, Gender and Work: Home-Based Workers in Guadalajara, Mexico Homeworkers in Global Perspective: Invisible No More edited by Eileen Boris, edited by Elisabeth Prugl. Space, Gender and Work: Home-Based Workers in Guadalajara, Mexico Edited by Eileen Boris, Edited by Elisabeth Prugl, New York Routledge 1996, p. 63-80.
Miraftab, F Shelter as Sustenance: Exclusionary Mechanisms Limiting Women's Access to Housing Shelter, Women and Development edited by Hemalata Dandekar. Shelter as Sustenance: Exclusionary Mechanisms Limiting Women's Access to Housing Edited by Hemalata Dandekar, Ann Arbor Wahr Publishing 1993, p. 225-233.

Journal Articles

Colonial Present: Legacies of the Past in Contemporary Urban Practices in Cape Town, South Africa Journal of Planning History 11 4 2012.
Emerging Transnational Spaces: Meat, Sweat and Global (re)Production in the Heartland International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 36 6 2012.
Faraway Intimate Development: Global Restructuring of Social Reproduction Journal of Planning Education and Research 31 4 2011.
Symposium Introduction: Immigration and Transnationalities of Planning Journal of Planning Education and Research 31 4 2011.
Miraftab, F Insurgent Planning: Situating Radical Planning in the Global South Planning Theory 8 1 2009, p. 32-50.
Troubled Racialized Histories of Sundown Towns: the Case of Beardstown Sundown Town Newsletter 2009.
Miraftab, F, and Diaz McConnell Multiculturalizing Rural Towns: Insights for Inclusive Planning International Planning Studies 13 4 2008, p. 343-360.
Miraftab, F My African Village in Illinois The Illinois International Review 8 2008, p. 2,17.
Miraftab, F Governing Post-apartheid Spatiality: Implementing City Improvement Districts in Cape Town Antipode: Radical Journal of Geography 39 4 2007, p. 602-626.
Miraftab, F Feminist Praxis, Citizenship and Informal Politics: Reflections on South Africa's Anti-Eviction Campaign International Feminist Journal of Politics 8 2 2006, p. 194-218.
Miraftab, F, and S. Wills Insurgency and Spaces of Active Citizenship: The Story of Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign in South Africa Journal of Planning Education and Research 25 2 2005, p. 200-217.
Miraftab, F Making Neoliberal Governance: The Disempowering Work of Empowerment International Planning Studies 9 4 2005, p. 239-259.
Miraftab, F Can You Belly Dance? Methodological Questions in the Era of Transnational Reminist Research Gender, Place and Culture: Journal of Feminist Geography 11 4 2004, p. 595-604.
Miraftab, F Invented and Invited Spaces of Participation: Neoliberal Citizenship and Feminists' Expanded Notion of Politics Wagadu: Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies 2004.
Miraftab, F Neoliberalism and Casualization of Public Sector Services: The Case of Waste Collection Services in Cape Town, South Africa International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 28 4 2004, p. 874-892.
Miraftab, F Public-private Partnerships: the Trojan Horse of Neoliberal Development? Journal of Planning Education and Research 24 1 2004, p. 89-101.
Miraftab, F The Perils of Participatory Discourse: Housing Policy in Post-apartheid South Africa Journal of Planning Education and Research 22 3 2003, p. 226-239.
Miraftab, F Risks and Opportunities in Gender Gaps to Access Shelter: A Platform for Intervention International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 15 1 2001, p. 143-160.
Miraftab, F Sheltering Refugees: The Housing Experience of Refugees in the Metropolitan Vancouver, Canada Canadian Journal of Urban Research 9 1 2000, p. 42-63.
Miraftab, F ONGs, Sociedad Civil, y Encapacitacion Popular: Myt o Realidad (NGOs, Civil Society, and Empowerment: Myth or Reality) SOCIEDAD CIVIL: Análisis y Debates (Civil Society: Analysis and Debates) 1999.
Miraftab, F Sustainability in Environmental Design: Case Studies from the Vernacular Tradition in Iran Australian Planner 36 4 1999, p. 42-63.
Miraftab, F Complexities of the Margin: Housing Decisions of Female Householders in Mexico Society and Space: Environmental and Planning D 16 1998, p. 289-310.
Miraftab, F Flirting with the Enemy: Challenges Faced by NGOs in Development and Empowerment Habitat International 21 4 1997, p. 361-375.
Miraftab, F Old Enemies, New Rivals, Future Partners? The Case of Non-Governmental Organizations in Mexico Institute for Urban and Regional development Working Paper 672 1996.
Miraftab, F Revisiting Informal Sector Homeownership: The Relevance of Household Compositions for Housing Options of the Poor International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 21 2 1996, p. 303-322.
Miraftab, F (Re)Production at Home: Reconceptualizing Home and Family Journal of Family Issues 15 3 1994, p. 467-489.
Miraftab, F Marginality and Housing Problem in Chile and Latin America Andisheh-e-Azad 9 1989, p. 128-146.
Kollbotn, K Cerro Chacabuco, Poblacion del Barrio-Norte de Concepcion Hechos Urbanos, Boletin de Informacion y Analysis: SUR Documentacion 45 1985, p. 3-8.
Miraftab, F Poblacion Patricio Lynch: Concepcion Hechos Urbanos, Boletin de Informacion y Analysis: SUR Documentacion 44 1985, p. 2-9.

Special Issues of a Journal

Beyond Formal Politics of Planning Debates and Development International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 2011.

Reviews

Miraftab, F "Gender and Planning: A Reader" edited by Susan Fainstein, edited by Lisa Servon. Journal of the American Planning Association Edited by Susan Fainstein, Edited by Lisa Servon, 2007.
Miraftab, F For the City Yet to Come: Changing African Life in Four Cities by AbdouMaliq Simone. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 26 1 Source Author AbdouMaliq Simone, 2006, p. 155-157.
Miraftab, F The Social Sustainability of Cities: Diversity and Management of Change edited by Mario Polese, edited by Richard Stren. Journal of the American Planning Association Edited by Mario Polese, Edited by Richard Stren, 2001.
Miraftab, F Divisions and Solidarities: Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America by Alison Scott. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 17 2 Source Author Alison Scott, 1996.
Miraftab, F Tradition and Development by Shokrolah Manzoor. Traditional Dwelling and Settlements Review 3 2 Source Author Shokrolah Manzoor, 1992, p. 62-63.