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Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World

Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation

By Robert Potter

© 2011 – Routledge

304 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1985, this book reconsiders the whole question of urbanisation and planning in the Third World. It argues that public involvement, which is now an accepted part of Western planning, should be used more in Third World cities. It shows that many inhabitants of Third World cities are migrants from rural areas and have very definite ideas about what the function of the city should be and what it ought to offer; and it goes on to argue that therefore a planning process which involves more public participation would better serve local needs and would do much more to solve problems than the contemporary approach.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Course of World Urbanisation 3. Urbanisation in the Third World 4.Urban Planning in the Third World 5. Public Participation in Third World Urban Planning 6. Perception Studies and Third World Urban Planning 7. Case Studies of Planning Related Perception Research 8. Conclusions

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Routledge Library Editions: Development

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban