Urban Management

Overview

The relentless growth of cities is inevitable--and irreversible. Developing countries' share of the world's urban population will rise to 71% by the year 2000 and 80% by 2025. By the end of the 1990s, it is estimated that 18 cities in developing countries will have a population of 10 million or more. Although those cities are centers of production, employment, and innovation, rapid urbanization has had many negative consequences: an alarming increase in the incidence of urban poverty, the concentration of modern ...

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Overview

The relentless growth of cities is inevitable--and irreversible. Developing countries' share of the world's urban population will rise to 71% by the year 2000 and 80% by 2025. By the end of the 1990s, it is estimated that 18 cities in developing countries will have a population of 10 million or more. Although those cities are centers of production, employment, and innovation, rapid urbanization has had many negative consequences: an alarming increase in the incidence of urban poverty, the concentration of modern productive activities in major metropolitan areas, inadequate access to housing and basic urban services, and the degradation of the urban environment.

Urban Management reviews the state of the art in innovative urban management, discusses the latest findings on key issues of urban management, and identifies policy-relevant research needs and priorities. Chapters are contributed by urban specialists from Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and North America, who identify urbanization processes and strategies, provide comparative analyses of urban management issues throughout the world, and present original country case studies. Recommended for urban development planners and administrators in developing countries, persons from donor countries working on projects in developing countries, students of urban management, and others interested in developmental issues at the global, regional, national, and municipal levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275940850
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/1993
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

G. SHABBIR CHEEMA is Principal Technical Advisor, Urban Management and Human Settlements, United Nations Development Progamme, New York.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 The Challenge of Urban Management: Some Issues 1
Pt. I Urbanization Process and Strategies 17
2 Mega-Cities: Global Urbanization and Innovation 19
3 Problems of Metropolitan Management in Asia 51
4 Urbanization and Urban Development Strategies in East Africa 77
Pt. II Urban Management Issues: Comparative Analysis 109
5 Housing Policies: A Review of Changing Government Attitudes and Responses to City Housing Problems in the Third World 111
6 Technological and Organizational Issues in the Design of Information Systems for Urban Management in Developing Countries 161
7 Managing the Urban Informal Sector: A New Challenge for Developing Countries 173
8 Water, Sanitation, and Resource Mobilization: Expanding the Range of Choices 185
9 The Urban Development Sector: A Case for a National Urban Investment Program 209
Pt. III Country Case Studies 225
10 Resource Mobilization Strategies for Urban Development in Brazil 227
11 How Nigerian Manufacturers Cope with Infrastructural Deficiencies: Private Alternatives to Public Provisions 253
12 Information Systems for Urban Management: The Concept and Reality in Malaysia 261
13 The Role of the Informal Sector in Providing Urban Employment and Housing in Mexico 285
References 301
Index 323
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