Development Studies: Cities & the Developing World

  • Urban Waste and Sanitation Services for Sustainable Development: Harnessing Social and Technical Diversity in East Africa book cover

    Urban Waste and Sanitation Services for Sustainable Development

    Harnessing Social and Technical Diversity in East Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bas van Vliet, Joost van Buuren, Shaaban Mgana

    Urban sanitation and solid waste sectors are under significant pressure in East Africa due to the lack of competent institutional capacity and the growth of the region’s urban population. This book presents and applies an original analytical approach to assess the existing socio-technical mixtures…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development: Lessons from Ghana book cover

    Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development

    Lessons from Ghana, 1st Edition

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development is a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the meaning, nature, and effects of 'urban…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Urban Infrastructure and Governance book cover

    Urban Infrastructure and Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by G Ramesh, Vishnu Prasad Nagadevara, Gopal Naik, Anil Suraj

    The book contains a selection of papers on urban governance in its multiple perspectives. It has evolved from the presentations made at the Third International Conference on Public Policy and Management held in 2008.The topics are grouped into several themes: Urban Plan and Governance, Urban…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India

  • Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a feminised urban future book cover

    Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South

    Towards a feminised urban future, 1st Edition

    By Sylvia Chant, Cathy McIlwaine

    Developing regions are set to account for the vast majority of future urban growth, and women and girls will become the majority inhabitants of these locations in the Global South. This is one of the first books to detail the challenges facing poorer segments of the female population who commonly…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability: International Frameworks, National and Local Governance book cover

    Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability

    International Frameworks, National and Local Governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sophia Labadi, William Logan

    More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines the impact of these issues…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities: Pathways to transformation book cover

    Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities

    Pathways to transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Caroline O.N. Moser

    With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, urbanisation is undoubtedly one of the most important phenomena of the 21st century. However, despite increasing recognition of the critical relationship between economic and social development in cities, gender issues are often…

    Paperback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge

  • Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia book cover

    Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gabriele Koehler, Deepta Chopra

    This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of the state in each of these countries. It offers a detailed analysis of the nature of these…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India: The Role of Reform and Partnerships in Globalization book cover

    Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India

    The Role of Reform and Partnerships in Globalization, 1st Edition

    By Govind Gopakumar

    The absence of water supply infrastructure is a critical issue that affects the sustainability of cities in the developing world and the quality of life of millions of people living in these cities. Urban India has probably the largest concentration of people in the world lacking safe access to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Gender, Mobilities, and Livelihood Transformations: Comparing Indigenous People in China, India, and Laos book cover

    Gender, Mobilities, and Livelihood Transformations

    Comparing Indigenous People in China, India, and Laos, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ragnhild Lund, Kyoko Kusakabe, Smita Mishra Panda, Yunxian Wang

    In the era of globalization many minority populations are subject to marginalization and expulsion from their traditional habitats due to rapid economic restructuring and changing politico-spatial relations. This book presents an analytical framework for understanding how mobility is an inherent…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

  • Rural-Urban Dynamics: Livelihoods, mobility and markets in African and Asian frontiers book cover

    Rural-Urban Dynamics

    Livelihoods, mobility and markets in African and Asian frontiers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jytte Agergaard, Niels Fold

    It has increasingly been recognised that rural and urban areas are inextricably interlinked. This book adopts a fresh approach to the issue of rural-urban dynamics through a study of the changing nature of livelihoods, mobility and markets in ten study sites across four countries of Africa and Asia…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge

  • The Invisible Houses: Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries book cover

    The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries, 1st Edition

    By Gonzalo Lizarralde

    Winner of the ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award! There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve "the housing problem" in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Routledge

  • Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective: Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation book cover

    Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective

    Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Kitching

    How do the intellectual origins and historical background of western and other theories of development affect their relevance to contemporary Third-World conditions? This is the central question behind Gavin Kitching’s examination of ‘development studies’, first published in 1982, from its origins…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Development

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