The first in-depth study of the impact of economic and political decentralization on planning practice in developing economies, this innovative volume, using original case study research by leading experts drawn from diverse fields of inquiry, from planning to urban studies, geography and economics, explores the dramatic transformation that decentralization implies in responsibilities of the local planning and governance structures.
It examines a range of key issues, including:
Offering unique insights into how planning has changed in specific countries, paying particular attention to South East Asian economies, India and South Africa, this excellent volume is an invaluable resource for researchers, graduate students and planners interested in urban planning in its international political and economic context.
1. Introduction: Situating Contested Notions of Decentralized Planning in the Global South Victoria A. Beard, Faranak Miraftab, Christopher Silver Part 1: Decentralization: Contexts-Outcomes 2. Decentralization and Entrepreneurial Planning Faranak Miraftab 3. Decentralization, Privatization and Countervailing Popular Pressure: South African Water Commodification and Decommodification Patrick Bond 4. Decentralized Planning and Metropolitan Growth: Poverty and Wealth in Buenos Aires Suburbs Nora Libertun de Duren 5. New Spaces New Contests: Appropriating Decentralization for Political Change in Bolivia Benjamin Kohl and Linda Farthing Part 2: The Challenges of Fiscal and Administrative Decentralization 6. The Evolution of Subnational Development Planning Under Decentralization Reforms in Kenya and Uganda Paul Smoke 7. Decentralization in Vietnam’s Water Sector: Community Level Privatization in the Mekong Delta James H. Spencer 8. Decentralization and Local Democracy in Chile: Two Active Communities and Two Models of Local Governance Anny Rivera-Ottenberger Part 3: The Role of Non-State Participants in Decentralization 9. Community-Driven Devlopment and Elite Capture: Microcredit and Community Board Participation in Indonesia Victoria A. Beard, Menno Pradhan, Vijayendra Rao, Randi S. Cartmill, Rivayani 10. University-Community Partnership: Institutionalizing Empowered and Participatory Planning in Indonesia Christopher Silver and Tubagus Furqon Sofhani 11. En(gendering) Effective Decentralization, the Experience of Women in Panchayati Raj in India Kajri Misra and Neema Kudva 12. Decentralization and Social Capital in Urban Thailand Amrita Daniere and Lois M. Takahashi 13. Decentralization and the Struggle for Participation in Local Politics and Planning: Lessons from Naga City, the Philippines Gavin Shatkin 14. Conclusion: Making Sense of Decentralized Planning in the Global South Christopher Silver, Victoria A. Beard and Faranak Miraftab