Resilient city making: revanchism, ‘danger zone’ evictions, and urban production in post-Ondoy Manila

A critical examination of Metro Manila’s flood and disaster resilience project



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Alvarez, M.K. (2019) Benevolent evictions and cooperative housing modelsRadical Housing Journal, 1(1), pp. 49-68.

Alvarez, M.K. & Cardenas, K. (2019) Evicting slums, ‘building back better’: Resiliency revanchism and disaster risk management in Manila, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 43(2), pp. 227-249.


Manahan, M.A. & Alvarez, M.K. (2020) An atlas of praxes and political possibilities: Radical collective action and urban transformations, In M’barek, M., Velegrakis, G., Hoetmer, R. and Rodríguez, A (eds.), Cities of Dignity: Urban Transformations Around the World, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Belgium, pp. 49-78.


Docena, H. & Alvarez, M.K. (2022) Pariah to president, New Left Review – Sidecar, 26 May [WWW document]. URL

Alvarez, M.K., Makalintal, J.M. & Docena, H. (2022) The Philippine Left Has an Opportunity to Break the Country’s Political Mold, Jacobin, 1 March [WWW document] URL

Alvarez, M.K. & Makalintal, J.M. (2020) What ‘relief’ for the poor should really look like, Al Jazeera, 3 May [WWW document]. URL

Alvarez, M.K. (2018) #OccupyPabahay and the politics of placelessness: Dispatches from Manila, Philippines, The Funambulist, 20, November-December, pp. 4-5.

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