Honiara: Arrival City and Pacific Hybrid Living Space

Moore, Clive (2015) Honiara: Arrival City and Pacific Hybrid Living Space. Journal of Pacific History, 50 4: 419-436. doi:10.1080/00223344.2015.1110869

Author Moore, Clive
Title Honiara: Arrival City and Pacific Hybrid Living Space
Journal name Journal of Pacific History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3344
Publication date 2015-12-08
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00223344.2015.1110869
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 50
Issue 4
Start page 419
End page 436
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Honiara is a Pacific arrival city and hybrid living space that retains many village-like qualities. It shares similarities with Doug Saunders's ‘arrival city’ model: new arrivals are sustained by established networks that enable them eventually to integrate into urban life, along with considerable circulation through a constant flow from and to the provinces. Yet the relatively small size of Honiara and Solomon Islands, plus the resilience of aspects of village culture, bring into question theoretical models based on much larger, more anonymous developing world cities. Settlement and squatter areas are more dominant than fixed-tenure suburbs. Wantokism, kastom and linguistic diversity permeate this urban diversity and extend family networks. The conclusion argues that authorities must come to terms with new arrivals, squatters and settlements/urban villages and incorporate them into planning or face future urban turmoil.
Keyword Solomon Islands
Land tenure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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