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Economic Growth and Urbanization in Developing Areas

1st Edition

Edited by David Drakakis-Smith


394 pages

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Originally published in 1990, Economic Growth and Urbanization in Developing Areas is a wide-ranging collection of research studies focused on urban economic growth at various levels of urban and national development. The contributions range from studies of peripheral Third World states, such as Fiji and Malaysia, to countries of the so-called semi-periphery, such as Spain, South Africa, and Northern Australia. In addition the authors cover a variety of thematic topics within the framework of urban economic development, from the provision of basic services such as housing and food, to the functional preservation of historic cores, and the impact of economic change on family structure.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Urbanization, Economic Development, and Space 1. Dependent Urbanization in the Contemporary Semi-Periphery: Deepening the Analogy 2. ‘Anteroom to a Madhouse’: Economic Growth and Urban Development in Barcelona in the Franco Era 3. Urbanization at the Periphery: Reflections on the Changing Dynamics of Housing and Employment in Latin American Cities 4. Industrialization and Household Response: A Case Study of Penang 5. The Acceptable Face of Self-Help Housing: Subletting in Fiji Squatter Settlements – Exploitation or Survival Strategy? 6. The Built Environment and Social Movements in the Semi-Periphery: Urban Housing Provision in the Northern Territory of Australia 7. Upgrading the ‘Matchboxes’: Urban Renewal in Soweto, 1976-86 8. Economic Considerations on the Renovation of the Historic Centre of Salvador (Bahia), Brazil 9. Temporary Trading for Temporary People: The Making of Hawking in Soweto 10. Consumerism, the State, and the Informal Sector: Shebeens in South Africa’s Black Townships 11. The Last Frontier: The Emergence of the Industrial Palate in Hong Kong Bibliography Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography