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1st Edition

Shelter, Settlement & Development

Edited By

Lloyd Rodwin

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ISBN 9781032221984
March 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
498 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1987, Shelter, Settlement & Development presents a comprehensive and authoritative reappraisal of shelter, settlement and development policies and programs in third world countries. Drawing on the considerable research and advisory experience of an internationally distinguished group of contributors, it introduces new ideas on many themes such as spatial strategies, land policy, shanty town settlements, infrastructure standards and construction obstacles, intricacies of housing finance and household behaviour and preferences. Each facet of the study sums up what can be inferred from past experience: what worked and what did not, and why; what ideas are in currency; what policy choices lie ahead; and most important of all, what further changes are needed to achieve feasible and effective solutions, not quick fixes, or one-shot remedies. There is a special focus on the necessary learning processes so that whatever action is taken is likely to be self-correcting in the light of subsequent experience, reflection and changing circumstances. This book is an essential read for scholars and researchers of development studies, urban studies and planning, and public policy.

Table of Contents

New Preface by Bishwapriya Sanyal Foreword Preface I. Overview 1. Shelter, settlement, and development: an overview L. Rodwin and B. Sanyal II. Shelter Issues 2. Economic impact and implications of shelter investments L.H. Klaassen, J.G.D. Hoogland and M.J.F. van Pelt 3. Household preferences and expenditure S.K. Mayo 4. The construction industry F. Moavenzadeh 5. Land Policy W.A. Doebele 6. Infrastructure standards R. Gakenheimer and C.H. J. Brando 7. Housing finance institutions M. Boleat 8. Financing Shelter B. Renaud III. Settlement Issues 9. Spatial strategies, the settlement pattern, and shelter and services policies H.W. Richardson 10. Metropolitan settlement strategies P. Hall IV: Rethinking Policy, Implementation and Management 11. Shelter, development, and the poor L. Peattie 12. Criteria for future shelter and settlement policies in developing countries L.S. Burns and B. Ferguson 13. The legal and the illegal city J. Hardoy and D. Satterthwaite 14. New Directions for national shelter policies A. van Huyck 15. Institutional learning in shelter and settlement policies D.A. Schön Appendices Statistical Appendix A: Trends in the growth and spatial distribution of population P.S. Towfighi Appendix B: A note on US experience on security of tenure and shelter J. Carlson Notes Acknowledgements Notes on contributors List of tables List of figures Index

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