The Continental research
network on informality in metropolitan spaces (RECIM) is a North
American space of international debates that favors comparative
methodologies, adopting a “socio-anthropological” approach to the
analysis of social facts, and in which each participant contributes
based on his/her sensibilities and disciplinary knowledge.
Created in 2008, the
network met formally for the first in Ottawa and Montreal in
November 2009, followed by a public meeting in Mexico City in
February 2010 and a panel organized at the National Metropolis
Congress in Montreal in March 2010. A first book will be published
shortly as a result of these meetings.
In March 2011, the
network will hold its 4th Annual Meeting entitled “Rethinking the
political: Informality, governance and the rule of law in an urban
world” in collaboration with the Programa Universitario de la Ciudad
de México (PUEC-UNAM) in Mexico City.