Basic Services For All In An Urbanizing World

Author: United Cities and Local Governments
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317672836
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Basic Services For All In An Urbanizing World from the Author: United Cities and Local Governments. "Local governments are judged on their ability to provide citizens with basic services such as water, sanitation, health care, basic education, waste management, transport and energy. UCLG's third global report on Decentralization and Local Democracy (GOLD III) examines the quality and extent of basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Each chapter is written by teams of specialists from that region. The report explains the role of local government in facilitating universal access to basic services, and the knock-on effects for reducing poverty and economic and social inequality. It includes discussions of best practices, significant case studies, emerging regional and global trends, and future challenges"--

Cities In A Globalizing World

Author: Un-Habitat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136570020
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Cities In A Globalizing World from the Author: Un-Habitat. First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Environmental Problems In An Urbanizing World

Author: Jorge E. Hardoy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134200781
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Environmental Problems In An Urbanizing World from the Author: Jorge E. Hardoy. In Across the Great Divide, some of our leading historians look to both the history of masculinity in the West and to the ways that this experience has been represented in movies, popular music, dimestore novels, and folklore.

Environmental Problems In An Urbanizing World

Author: Jorge Enrique Hardoy
Publisher: Earthscan / James & James
ISBN: 9781853837203
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Environmental Problems In An Urbanizing World from the Author: Jorge Enrique Hardoy. * Updated and much expanded edition of the authors' 1992 classic Environmental Problems in Third World Cities * Comprehensive account of the health- and life- threatening environmental conditions in which a growing proportion of the world's people live * Ideal as a textbook and for professionals and interested general readers * 1st edition widely adopted on urban geography, development studies, environmental courses Most of the world's urban population and most of the large and rapidly growing cities are in developing countries. Often poorly governed, their conditions produce millions of preventable deaths and extensive disease. This book describes these cities' environmental problems and how they affect health, local ecosystems and global cycles. It analyzes the causes: the failure of governments to supply clean water and implement existing measures, or land-owning structures that marginalize the poor. It also highlights the innovative ways in which problems are being tackled, showing solutions are available and the action needed by cities, local governments and community organizations.

World Population Monitoring

Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211514513
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World Population Monitoring from the Author: . This report reviews trends in and prospects for urban and rural population growth and changes in the population of cities based on the 2007 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects. It discusses the contribution of natural increase and the combination of rural-urban migration and reclassification to the growth of the urban population. It considers the importance of different types of internal migration and describes the implications of population distribution for urban and rural dependency ratios.

Realigning Actors In An Urbanizing World

Author: I. S. A. Baud
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Realigning Actors In An Urbanizing World from the Author: I. S. A. Baud. In the 1980s, discussions on urban, regional and international development were dominated by those advocating liberalism and free markets. In the 1990s, the experiences of many countries from the previous Soviet Union and those following socialist development models in the South have led to a renewed interest in the democratic institutions that underpin economic development processes. Thus, the state has come back into focus as an enabler, a co-ordinating agency working with a variety of other organizations in different forms of partnership aimed at urban and regional development. At the same time, increasing disparities between rich and poor have led poor urban households to organize collectively against poverty and to promote community and neighbourhood development.