Challenge of Sustainable Cities: Neoliberalism and Urban Strategies in Developing Countries

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This volume by urban planners and architects assesses the interaction between urban theory, policy and architectural planning practices in developing countries. It explains and criticizes what is happening in cities dominated by neoliberal development policy, compares and contrasts the various policy and planning approaches and explores the changing role of architects, planners, and other professionals. The contributors outline principal issues effecting urban environmental strategy, such as the spatial ...
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Overview

This volume by urban planners and architects assesses the interaction between urban theory, policy and architectural planning practices in developing countries. It explains and criticizes what is happening in cities dominated by neoliberal development policy, compares and contrasts the various policy and planning approaches and explores the changing role of architects, planners, and other professionals. The contributors outline principal issues effecting urban environmental strategy, such as the spatial restructuring of cities and attempts to foster greater participation in urban programs and management. The originality of thought, the diversity of case material and the focus on policy make this book an important asset in the development of urban policies in the South.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781856494809
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 9/15/1997
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
Introduction
1 Cities, the State and the Market 3
2 Contemporary Macroeconomic Strategies and Urban Policies in Developing Countries: A Critical Review 17
3 Will Higher Productivity Improve Living Standards? 32
4 Urban Social Policy and Poverty Reduction 44
5 Contemporary Urban: Environmental Strategies and Policies in Developing Countries: A Critical Review 65
6 The Environment and Infrastructure Supply in Brazil 89
7 Contemporary Spatial Strategies and Urban Policies in Developing Countries: A Critical Review 111
8 The Inner Periphery of the City: Symbol and Cultural Expression in the Urban Scenery of Latin America 125
9 Contemporary Policies for Enablement and Participation: A Critical Review 139
10 Learning in a Time of Paradigm Change: The Role of the Professional 163
11 Urban Reconstruction and Institutional Reshaping in Brazil 176
12 The Challenge of Metropolitan Planning in Lima: Towards a New Encounter 189
13 Integrated Urban Development: The Dike Project in Santos 202
14 Community Enablement, Poverty Alleviation and Integrated Savings and Credit Schemes in Bangkok 215
15 Recent Developments in the Indonesian Urban Development Strategy 230
16 Urban Development in South Africa: Some Critical Issues from Johannesburg 245
17 Conclusions and Recommendations 265
About the Authors 282
Index 284
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