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Mega-City Growth and the Future

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Humankind's future will unfold largely in urban settings. The turn of the twenty-first century will mark a divide from a predominantly rural world to one where the majority of people will be living in cities. By the year 2000 there will be more than 400 cities in the world with over 1 million inhabitants. Of these, 28 will be mega-cities with populations exceeding 8 million, and two-thirds of these mega-cities will be in the developing countries. The management of these urban giants, the provision of shelter, ...

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Overview

Humankind's future will unfold largely in urban settings. The turn of the twenty-first century will mark a divide from a predominantly rural world to one where the majority of people will be living in cities. By the year 2000 there will be more than 400 cities in the world with over 1 million inhabitants. Of these, 28 will be mega-cities with populations exceeding 8 million, and two-thirds of these mega-cities will be in the developing countries. The management of these urban giants, the provision of shelter, services, and a livelihood to their inhabitants in an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable manner, will be a major challenge in the coming years.

In this book a group of leading scholars and planners form the developed and developing countries, and officials from the World Bank and Population Division from the United Nations, examine a range of issues related to the mega-city phenomena. Part one deals with the growth of mega-cities and explores demographic issues, labour force change in the big cities of Asia, the effects of macroeconomic forces on the world city system, and the relations between technology and the city. In part two the discussion focuses on the economic and social consequences of mega-city growth. Part three looks at the crucial issue of management of mega-cities, taking up such issues as infrastructure financing, land and shelter needs, transportation, and environmental management. The final chapter examines priority urban management issues in developing countries and derives a research agenda for the 1990s.

This comprehensive study will be of interest not only to demographers, urban geographers, economists, and other scholars but also to planners and practitioners involved with urban development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789280808209
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 440

Meet the Author

Roland J. Fuchs is Vice-Rector at United Nations University, Tokyo. Ellen Brennan is Chief of the Population Policy Section, Population Division, at the United Nations. Joseph Chamie is director of the United Nations Population Division. Fu-Chen Lo is the former deputy director of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, Tokyo. He is the Taipei economic and cultural representative to Japan. Juha I. Uitto is senior evaluation advisor at the United Nations Development Programme Evaluation Office, New York, USA.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Growth of the world's megalopolises 17
2 Demographic issues and data needs for mega-city research 32
3 Labour force change and mobility in the extended metropolitan regions of Asia 62
4 The impacts of current global adjustment and shifting techno-economic paradigm on the world city system 103
5 Technology and the city 131
6 The redistributive role of mega-cities 149
7 Economic impacts of third world mega-cities: Is size the issue? 172
8 Social and welfare impacts of mega-city development 192
9 Impacts of mega-city growth on families and households 215
10 Mega-city management and innovation strategies: Regional views 233
11 Financing infrastructure in developing country mega-cities 256
12 Land and shelter in mega-cities: Some critical issues 307
13 Six strategic decisions for transportation in mega-cities 332
14 The dual challenge of poverty and mega-cities: An assessment of issues and strategies 349
15 Myths of environmental management and the urban poor 390
16 Priority urban management issues in developing countries: The research agenda for the 1990s 412
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