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Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World

1st Edition

By Paul Jenkins, Harry Smith, Ya Ping Wang

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Description

Written specifically as a teaching text and authored by a team of leading academics in the field, this is the first book to bring together the key issues of rapid urbanisation with approaches to planning and housing.

Outlining and explaining core concepts from ‘informal settlements’ to ‘sustainability’, it focuses on the rapid urbanization of developing countries with case studies from Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of rapid urbanization and associated globalization on land-use and housing is described and analyzed with reference to the particular issues of poverty, health and the environment of these areas.

Providing an accessible introduction to the key issues as well as enhancing current theoretical debates and exploring practical applications, this book is an essential resource for students and researchers in this area.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: General Context 1. Urbanisation and Globalisation 2. Development Discourse 3. A New International Political Economy Approach to Urban Development in the Rapidly Urbanising World Part 2: Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World 4. Pre-Capitalist 'Traditional' Shelter and Urban Settlements 5. Colonial and Neo-Colonial Planning and Housing 6. Planning in the Period 1960-90 7. Housing in the Period 1960-90 8. Post 1990 Issues in Planning and Housing Part 3: Case Studies 9. Urban Development and Housing in Sub-Saharan Africa 10. Urban Development and Housing in Latin America 11. Urban Development and Housing in East Asia Part 4: Conclusions 12. Conclusions

About the Authors

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.

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

Ya Ping Wang is a Reader in Urban Studies, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

About the Series

Housing, Planning and Design Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL002000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban