The Management of Human Settlements in Developing Countries
Case Studies in the Application of Microcomputers
Originally published in 1990 and unique in terms of diversity and extent, this book covers a wide geographical area, including Jamaica, Tunisia, Malaysia, India, Mauritius, Turkey, Jordan, Cyprus and Panama. Combining an emphasis on actual practice with an awareness of the wider implications of the use of high tech in developing countries, it looks at how computers can be a force for change. The book looks at more than twenty case studies of the use of personal computers for the planning and management of human settlements in developing countries.
Table of Contents
1. Part 1: Getting Started 1. Preparing for a Consultant (Jamaica) 2. Now or Later? (Trinidad and Tobago) 3. Assessing the Plan (Tunisia) 4. Taking Delivery (Abu Dhabi, UAE) Part 2: Computer Applications 5. An Embarrassment of Choices (Burma) 6. Physical Planning Applications (Yemen) 7. Social Planning Applications (Malaysia) 8. Management Applications (Thailand) Part 3: Information Systems 9. Data Aren’t Everything (Indonesia) 10. Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Design (India) 11. Data Banks and Information Systems (Philippines) 12. A Land Management Information System (Mauritius) Part 4: Institutional Factors 13. Identifying User Needs (Bahrain) 14. Setting Priorities (Turkey) 15. Increasing Productivity (Swaziland) 16. Improving Computer Use (Jordan) 17. Building Institutional Capacity (Sri Lanka) 18. Maintaining The Balance of Power (Cyprus) 19. Computers and Decentralization (Mexico) 20. Computers and Development (Panama).
Timothy J. Cartwright