A City for All: Valuing Difference and Working with Diversity

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By the turn of the century more than half the world's population will live in urban areas, with the cities of the South being host to more than half the world's absolute poor. The rapid pace of urbanization is thus forcing a rethinking of development priorities. Sustainable human development in an urbanizing world must address best practice in urban development, including participative approaches in urban partnerships and the achievement of a gendered city, recognizing and responding to the needs of both women ...
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Overview

By the turn of the century more than half the world's population will live in urban areas, with the cities of the South being host to more than half the world's absolute poor. The rapid pace of urbanization is thus forcing a rethinking of development priorities. Sustainable human development in an urbanizing world must address best practice in urban development, including participative approaches in urban partnerships and the achievement of a gendered city, recognizing and responding to the needs of both women and men.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781856494786
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Contributors
Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Pt. 1 Introduction 1
1 Valuing Difference and Working with Diversity 2
2 Participation in the City: A Gender Perspective 38
Pt. 2 Living and Working in the City: Sustainable Homes and Livelihoods 49
3 Women's Income-generating Activities in the Informal Sector 50
4 Women and Housing in the City 60
5 Children Living, Learning and Working in the City 66
6 Housing, Gender and Work in Dhaka 79
7 The Woman Dweller: Public Space in Santiago 88
Pt. 3 Building a Liveable City: Secure Homes and Neighbourhoods 95
8 Urban Violence: An Overview 95
9 Violent Homes in Violent Cities: Experience from India 104
10 Safe Spaces for Battered Women 110
11 Housing for Diversity: Roma-Gypsies in Madrid 120
Pt. 4 Creating the Inclusive City: Urban Design and Decision-making 129
12 Disability and Diversity in the City 130
13 Ageing as an Urban Experience 141
14 City Transport for All 159
15 Community Food Growing in the Inner City 170
Pt. 5 Sustaining Urban Environments, Health and Well-being 181
16 Water Supply and Sanitation 182
17 The Impact of Modern Warfare: The Case of Iraq 194
18 Urban Disaster Management: Lessons from Bhopal 200
19 Access to Health in Urban Areas 214
20 Volunteers in Health and Family Planning in Dhaka 228
Pt. 6 Organising in the City for Equitable Partnerships 239
21 Urban Management through Decentralisation 240
22 The Single Regeneration Budget and Urban Planning in Oxford 252
23 Mediation and Participation in a Delhi Slum 261
24 Women in Solidarity in Mexico 268
25 Urban Grassroots Organisation in Nicaragua 276
Afterword 287
Index 289
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