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 And Development

Author: Jo Beall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134166702
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Cities And Development from the Author: Jo Beall. By 2030 more than sixty percent of the world's population will live in urban areas, with most of the world’s population growth over the next twenty-five years being absorbed by cities and towns in low and middle income countries. What are the consequences of this shift? Demographic pressure already strains the capacity of local and national governments to manage urban change. Today, nearly one billion people live in slums, and in the absence of significant intervention that number is set to double in the next two decades. Will our future be dominated by mega-cities of poverty and despair, or can urbanization be harnessed to advance human and economic development? Cities and Development provides a critical exploration of the dynamic relationship between urbanism and development. Highlighting both the challenges and opportunities associated with rapid urban change, the book surveys: the historical relationship between urbanization and development the role cities play in fostering economic growth in a globalizing world the unique characteristics of urban poverty and the poor record of interventions designed to tackle it the complexities of managing urban environments; issues of urban crime, violence, war and terrorism in contemporary cities the importance of urban planning, governance and politics in shaping city futures. This book brings into conversation debates from urban and development studies and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of current policy and planning responses to the contemporary urban challenge. It includes research orientated supplements in the form of summaries, boxed case studies, development questions and further reading. The book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in urban, international and development studies, as well as policy-makers and planners concerned with equitable and sustainable urban development.

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.

Colombia Urbanization Review

Author: Taimur Samad
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821395246
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Colombia Urbanization Review from the Author: Taimur Samad. This book provides diagnostic tools to inform policy dialogue and investment priorities on urbanization in Colombia, addresssing the need to deepen economic connectivity, enhance coordination at a regional and metropolitan scale, and foster efficiency and innovativeness in how cities finance themselves.

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.

Urbanization And Growth

Author: Michael Spence
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821375747
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Urbanization And Growth from the Author: Michael Spence. Why is productivity higher in cities? Does urbanization cause growth or does growth cause urbanization? Do countries achieve rapid growth or high incomes without urbanization? How can policy makers reap the benefits of urbanization without paying too high a cost? Does supporting urbanization imply neglecting rural areas? Why do so few governments welcome urbanization? What should governments do to improve housing conditions in cities as they urbanize? Are innovations in housing finance a blessing or a curse for developing countries? How will governments finance the trillions of dollars of infrastructure spending needed for cities in developing countries? First in a series of thematic volumes, this book was prepared for the Commission on Growth and Development to evaluate the state of knowledge of the relationship between urbanization and economic growth. It does not pretend to provide all the answers, but it does identify insights and policy levers to help countries make urbanization work as part of a national growth strategy. It examines a variety of topics: the relevance and policy implications of recent advances in urban economics for developing countries, the role of economic geography in global economic trends and trade patterns, the impacts of urbanization on spatial inequality within countries, and alternative approaches to financing the substantial infrastructure investments required in developing-country cities. Written by prominent academics in their fields, Urbanization and Growth seeks to create a better understanding of the role of urbanization in growth and to inform policy makers tackling the formidable challenges it poses.

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.

An Urbanizing World

Author: Canadian International Development Agency
Publisher: Canadian Museum of Civilization/Musee Canadien Des Civilisations
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An Urbanizing World from the Author: Canadian International Development Agency.