As urban populations in developing countries continue to grew rapidly, one of the most critical issues in the Third World has become providing shelter and other basic services such as clean water, health clinics, and sewage disposal to the urban poor. This book of nine case studies of urban programs and projects in Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Korea, India, and Sri Lanka focuses on impediments to slum upgrading. The authors discuss each project's evolution, the capabilities and resources of implementing agencies, the problems of interagency relationships and coordination, costs and funding, the difficulties of developing effective linkages with poor communities, and the accessibility of the new services to the urban poor.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Reaching the Urban Poor: An Introduction -- Nadi Integrated Social Services Program, Kuala Lumpur -- Lahore Walled City Upgrading Project -- Management of Integrated Social Services for the Poor: The Case of Bongchun-dong, Seoul -- Provision of Services to the Urban Poor: A Case Study of Lahore Katchi Abadis -- Environmental Health and Community Development Project: A Case Study in the Slums and Shanties of Colombo -- Block Grants Project in Surabaya -- Improving Urban Settlements for the Poor: Case Studies of Dandora and Chaani Projects in Kenya -- Upgrading Olaleye-Iponri Slum in Lagos Metropolitan Area -- Hyderabad Urban Community Development Project -- Providing Urban Basic Services: A Comparative Analysis
G. Shabbir Cheema