Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World

Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World

by Paul Jenkins, Harry Smith, Ya Ping Wang
     
 

Throughout the world there is an increasing movement of populations into urban areas and cities. As a result the demographic, economic, social and cultural characteristics of urban areas are changing, particularly in countries undergoing rapid urbanisation. Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World explores a range of international approaches to this trend… See more details below

Overview

Throughout the world there is an increasing movement of populations into urban areas and cities. As a result the demographic, economic, social and cultural characteristics of urban areas are changing, particularly in countries undergoing rapid urbanisation. Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World explores a range of international approaches to this trend within the fields of housing and urban planning, with a particular focus on countries in the South. The impact on land use and housing is described and analysed with reference to the related issues of poverty, health and the environment.

Jenkins, Smith and Wang investigate the evolving relationship between development strategies and urban issues using a series of international case studies of planning and housing in Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Particular consideration is given to how the discourse of 'sustainability' is used within the context of continuing urbanisation, and developing policy and practice. Providing an accessible introduction to the key issues as well as enhancing current theoretical debates and exploring practical applications, this book will be an essential resource for students and researchers in this area.

About the Author:
Paul Jenkins is Professor of Architecture and Human Settlements and Director of the Centre for Environment & Human Settlements (CEHS) in the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK

About the Author:
Harry Smith is a Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK

About the Author:
Ya Ping Wang is a Reader in Urban Studies, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-WattUniversity, UK

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415357975
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
Housing, Planning and Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


About the authors     vii
Foreword     viii
Preface     x
Acknowledgements     xiii
Abbreviations     xiv
Introduction     1
General Context     7
Urbanisation and globalisation     9
Development discourse     34
A new international political economy approach to urban development in the rapidly urbanising world     56
Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World     77
Pre-capitalist 'traditional' shelter and urban settlements     79
Colonial and neo-colonial planning and housing     103
Planning in the period 1960-90     129
Housing in the period 1960-90     153
Post-1990 issues in planning and housing     178
Case Studies     205
Urban development and housing in Sub-Saharan Africa     207
Urban development and housing in Latin America     235
Urban development and housing in East Asia     266
Conclusions     295
Conclusions     297
Appendices     309
Glossary     319
Notes     329
Bibliography     343
Index     361

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