1st Edition

Economic Growth and Urbanization in Developing Areas

Edited By David Drakakis-Smith Copyright 1990
    398 Pages
    by Routledge

    398 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction: Urbanization, Economic Development, and Space

    1. Dependent Urbanization in the Contemporary Semi-Periphery: Deepening the Analogy, David A. Smith and Roger J. Nemeth

    2. ‘Anteroom to a Madhouse’: Economic Growth and Urban Development in Barcelona in the Franco Era, John Naylon

    3. Urbanization at the Periphery: Reflections on the Changing Dynamics of Housing and Employment in Latin American Cities, Alan Gilbert

    4. Industrialization and Household Response: A Case Study of Penang, Mei Ling Young and Kamal Salih

    5. The Acceptable Face of Self-Help Housing: Subletting in Fiji Squatter Settlements – Exploitation or Survival Strategy?, Jenny J. Bryant

    6. The Built Environment and Social Movements in the Semi-Periphery: Urban Housing Provision in the Northern Territory of Australia, David Drakakis-Smith

    7. Upgrading the ‘Matchboxes’: Urban Renewal in Soweto, 1976-86, Charles Mather and Susan Parnell

    8. Economic Considerations on the Renovation of the Historic Centre of Salvador (Bahia), Brazil, Johannes Augel

    9. Temporary Trading for Temporary People: The Making of Hawking in Soweto, Keith Beavon and Chris Rogerson

    10. Consumerism, the State, and the Informal Sector: Shebeens in South Africa’s Black Townships, Chris Rogerson

    11. The Last Frontier: The Emergence of the Industrial Palate in Hong Kong, Scott MacLeod and Terry McGee




    David Drakakis-Smith