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Development and Cities

Deborah Eade David Westenhoff
Price: $ 19.95

*Wide range of authors and contributors, drawn from a variety of backgrounds and countries including Cuba, Ecuador, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Peru, Tanzania, and the UK *Includes annotated bibliography of current and classic titles on the subject, which constitute an essential reading list on the topic of 'development and cities' *Includes specially commissioned introductory overview by David Westendorff Approaches to sustainable development in cities of the South have focused too exclusively on narrow technical aspects of environmental protection, and have not benefited the large majority of urban residents in cities and peri-urban areas. However, in many countries of the South, the disengagement of government along with budgetary constraints, a reliance on cost-recovery mechanisms within structural adjustment packages, and increasing disparity between poor and rich, further reduce access by the poor to even the most rudimentary services.

"Development and Cities" focuses on the political, social, and economic viability of new or alternative approaches to urban management in the South that best increase access to adequate levels of basic services and healthy living and working conditions for all. Case-studies include cities from Argentina, Cuba, India, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Contributors include Adrian Atkinson, Diego Carrión, Karina Constantino-David, Jaime Joseph, W. J. Kombe, Amitabh Kundu, Darshini Mahadevia, Fernando Murillo, Cesare Ottolini, Geoffrey Payne, and Hélène Rivière d'Arc.

Deborah Eade is series editor of the Development in Practice Readers. David Westenhoff is currently a research coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Geneva. He has worked extensively in Peru and China, where he coordinated multiple research projects on urban development and planning issues, as he has also done in Brazil, Mexico, India, South Africa and the USA.

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