About this collection

Ayse Pamuk is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Founding Director of the PACE Applied Housing Research Initiative at San Francisco State University.  Her image collection provides a comparative, international perspective of affordable housing and urban transformation.  The speed of urban transformation in cities under globalization is having profound impact on human settlements. Affordable housing has emerged as an important public policy issue worldwide. This collection provides a visual look at housing built by the private sector (formal and informal), the non-profit sector, and the government, primarily for low-income households. It focuses on housing form in the realm of City and Regional Planning. The images in this collection were taken on numerous field trips, research projects and excursions to a great variety of sites of scholarly interest, during the mid 1980's to the mid 2000's. They demonstrate the commonalities and differences in human aspirations, housing conditions, and the role of planning institutions in shaping human settlements in six countries: United States, Turkey, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Sweden, and Canada.

Ayse Pamuk has additionally authored numerous articles related to the specific contents of this collection:

Housing in Developing Countries-

Pamuk, Ayse. "Elusive Boundaries of the Informal Housing Sector." Berkeley Planning Journal, Vol:7, 1992.

Pamuk, Ayse. Housing in Developing Countries: A Select Bibliography and Field Statement. CPL Bib. 273 Chicago: Council of Planning Librarians, 1991.

United States-

Pamuk, Ayse. Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis. Redlands, Calif.: Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Press, 2006. (Institute of Urban and Regional Development), Working Paper No. 2004-2. Berkeley: University of California). 

Pamuk, Ayse. "Geography of Immigrant Clusters in Global Cities: A Case Study of San Francisco, 2000" International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 28(2): 287-307, June, 2004.

Pamuk, Ayse. "Preliminary Findings on San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Housing Developers." (with Karen S. Christensen) Berkeley Planning Journal, Vol:4, 1989. 

Trinidad & Tobago-

Pamuk, Ayse. "Informal Institutional Arrangements in Credit, Land Markets, and Infrastructure Delivery in Trinidad." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 24(2): 379-396, June 2000.  (based on funded research: Formal and Informal Mechanisms in Housing Production in Developing Countries. Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, Cambridge, MA); Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Working Paper No: WP98AP1, Cambridge, MA, 1997.

Pamuk, Ayse. "The Price of Land for Housing in Trinidad: The Role of Regulatory Constraints and Implications for Affordability" (with David E. Dowall) Urban Studies 35(2), 1998. (Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban EconomicsWorking Paper No. 95-234). 


Pamuk, Ayse. "Alleviating Urban Poverty in a Global City: New Trends in Upgrading Rio-de-Janeiro's Favelas" (with F. Cavallieri)  Habitat International 22(4):449-462, October 1998.


Pamuk, Ayse. "HABITAT II and the Globalization of Ideas" (with Michael Leaf). Journal of Planning Education and Research (Fall 1997, Vol:17, No:1, pp.71-78) (also see related material on HABITAT II).

Pamuk, Ayse. "Convergence Trends in Formal and Informal Housing Markets: The Case of Turkey" Journal of Planning Education and Research. Vol 16(2): 103-113, 1996. (Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Working Paper No. 589. Berkeley: University of California).



These collections are the property of Ayse Pamuk. 

For comments or questions regarding use of images, please contact: 
Email - pamuk@sfsu.edu