Originally published in 1986. This book focusses on a critical analysis of regional development strategy in South Africa, and shifts over time in that strategy. Regional development theory and thinking about settlement policy have developed largely independently of each other. This book clarifies some of the resulting confusion and points towards a greater integration of the two areas of understanding.
The book provides an overview of shifts which occurred in national and regional development theory and the broader social, economic and political factors which influenced these shifts. It identifies the major policy implications of the various development approaches, with particular emphasis placed on the role of settlement policy. The differences between policy approaches and the debates surrounding them are identified and discussed.
Preface. Introduction Part 1: The Emergence of Spatial Planning: 1930s to 1960s 1. Background to the Emergence of Spatial Planning 2. Implications for Settlement Policy Part 2: Changing Focus; Developments in Spatial Planning since 1970 3. Background: Major Forces and Influences 4. Changing Focus of Development Planning and Implications for Settlement Planning Part 3; Differences and Debates Relating to Settlement Policy 5. Major Debates 6. Conclusion
Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1991, this collection presents a wide-ranging set of excellent texts across economics, geography, urban studies, planning, politics and industrial studies. Addressing problems and policy, development and demographics, these books together form a wealth of research and debate. Some volumes address specific areas such as industrialization, housing, property, city-systems, de-centralization, employment or rural resources. Other volumes present case studies in Australia, Britain, underdeveloped countries, South Africa and the USA while some are fully international in representation. Given the recent economic shifts around the world, this timely collection is an incredibly useful resource.