Development Studies: Cities & the Developing World

  • Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World book cover

    Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    1st Edition

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-17
    Routledge

  • Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana book cover

    Oiling the Urban Economy

    Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, 1st Edition

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    This book presents a critical analysis of the ‘resource curse’ doctrine and a review of the international evidence on oil and urban development to examine the role of oil on property development and rights in West Africa’s new oil metropolis - Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. It seeks answers to the…

    Hardback – 2014-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Real Estate

  • Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South: Seeking Sustainable Solutions book cover

    Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South

    Seeking Sustainable Solutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Bredenoord, Paul Van Lindert, Peer Smets

    The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The…

    Paperback – 2014-05-23
    Routledge

  • Urban Growth in Emerging Economies: Lessons from the BRICS book cover

    Urban Growth in Emerging Economies

    Lessons from the BRICS, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gordon McGranahan, George Martine

    Along with globalization, urban transitions have been central in the southward shift in economic power towards the newly emerging economies. As this book shows, however, these transitions have not been painless, and it is important for the rest of the urbanizing world to learn from the mistakes. It…

    Paperback – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation book cover

    Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation

    1st Edition

    By Christine Wamsler

    Worldwide, disasters and climate change pose a serious risk to sustainable urban development, resulting in escalating human and economic costs. Consequently, city authorities and other urban actors face the challenge of integrating risk reduction and adaptation strategies into their work. However,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • A Third World Proletariat? book cover

    A Third World Proletariat?

    1st Edition

    By Peter C. Lloyd

    This reissue, first published in 1982, is concerned with the rapid contemporary metropolitan development in the Third World, at a time when manufacturing and public service sectors were expending at a terrific rate. Nevertheless, the phenomenal growth of the metropolitan cities brings with it an…

    Paperback – 2013-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Development

  • Reducing Urban Poverty in the Global South book cover

    Reducing Urban Poverty in the Global South

    1st Edition

    By David Satterthwaite, Diana Mitlin

    Urban areas in the Global South now house most of the world’s urban population and are projected to house almost all its increase between now and 2030. There is a growing recognition that the scale of urban poverty has been overlooked – and that it is increasing both in numbers and in the…

    Paperback – 2013-08-09
    Routledge

  • African City Textualities book cover

    African City Textualities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ranka Primorac

    The stereotype of Africa as a predominantly 'natural' space ignores the existence of vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environments on the continent. Far from merely embodying backwardness and lack, African cities are sites of complex and diverse cultural productions which participate in…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge

  • The Origins of Economic Inequality Between Nations: A Critique of Western Theories on Development and Underdevelopment book cover

    The Origins of Economic Inequality Between Nations

    A Critique of Western Theories on Development and Underdevelopment, 1st Edition

    By Carlos Ramirez-Faria

    First published in 1991 this text provides an incisive analysis of theories concerning the origins of economic inequality between nations. Central to the author’s investigation is the concept of underdevelopment, and a focus on successive Western ‘systems of conceptualisation’ of the relationship…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Development

  • Urbanisation, Housing and the Development Process book cover

    Urbanisation, Housing and the Development Process

    1st Edition

    By David Drakakis-Smith

    Initially published in 1981, this book examines the problems of housing provision for the urban poor in developing countries, within the context of the development process as a whole. The investigation concentrates on the political economy of housing investment and illustrates how programmes and…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Development

  • Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World: Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation book cover

    Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World

    Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation, 1st Edition

    By Robert Potter

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Development

  • Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces book cover

    Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg

    This volume explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia. Migration trends in Asia entered a new phase in the 1990s following the end of the Cold War which marked the advent of a renewed phase…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

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