Development Studies: Cities & the Developing World

  • Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature book cover

    Urban Poverty in the Global South

    Scale and Nature, 1st Edition

    By Diana Mitlin, David Satterthwaite

    One in seven of the world’s population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South – mostly in overcrowded informal settlements with inadequate water, sanitation, health care and schools provision. This book explains how and why the scale and depth…

    Paperback – 2012-12-11

  • Building Inclusive Cities: Women’s Safety and the Right to the City book cover

    Building Inclusive Cities

    Women’s Safety and the Right to the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carolyn Whitzman, Crystal Legacy, Caroline Andrew, Fran Klodawsky, Margaret Shaw, Kalpana Viswanath

    Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women’s safety in the context of poverty reduction and social…

    Paperback – 2012-08-30

  • Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia book cover

    Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catharine Alexander, Victor Buchli, Caroline Humphrey

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
    UCL Press

  • Gated Communities in China: Class, Privilege and the Moral Politics of the Good Life book cover

    Gated Communities in China

    Class, Privilege and the Moral Politics of the Good Life, 1st Edition

    By Choon-Piew Pow

    Moving beyond conventional accounts of gated communities and housing segregation, this book interrogates the moral politics of urban place-making in China’s commodity housing enclaves. Drawing on fieldwork and survey conducted in Shanghai, Pow critically demonstrates how gated communities are bound…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
    Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

  • Infrastructure Sustainability and Design book cover

    Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Spiro N. Pollalis, Andreas Georgoulias, Stephen J. Ramos, Daniel Schodek

    You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental…

    Hardback – 2012-01-23

  • Agriculture in Urban Planning: Generating Livelihoods and Food Security book cover

    Agriculture in Urban Planning

    Generating Livelihoods and Food Security, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Redwood

    This volume, by graduate researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanizing global south, the book examines the contribution of urban agriculture and city…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29

  • Urban Theory Beyond the West: A World of Cities book cover

    Urban Theory Beyond the West

    A World of Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Edensor, Mark Jayne

    Since the late eighteenth century, academic engagement with political, economic, social, cultural and spatial changes in our cities has been dominated by theoretical frameworks crafted with reference to just a small number of cities.  This book offers an important antidote to the continuing…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10

  • The Hidden Millions: Homelessness in Developing Countries book cover

    The Hidden Millions

    Homelessness in Developing Countries, 1st Edition

    By Graham Tipple, Suzanne Speak

    This book explores the extent, causes and characteristics of homelessness in developing countries. Bringing together a major review of literature and empirical case studies, it is invaluable for those studying, researching or working in housing, homelessness, social policy or urban poverty. Drawing…

    Paperback – 2009-03-03
    Housing and Society Series

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