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  1. Urban Waste and Sanitation Services for Sustainable Development

    Harnessing Social and Technical Diversity in East Africa

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

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    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...

    Published December 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation

    By Christine Wamsler

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    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,...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. A Third World Proletariat?

    By Peter C. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    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...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Gender, Mobilities, and Livelihood Transformations

    Comparing Indigenous People in China, India, and Laos

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

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

    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...

    Published August 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Reducing Urban Poverty in the Global South

    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...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development

    Lessons from Ghana

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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...

    Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. African City Textualities

    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...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Origins of Economic Inequality Between Nations

    A Critique of Western Theories on Development and Underdevelopment

    By Carlos Ramirez-Faria

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    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...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Urbanisation, Housing and the Development Process

    By David Drakakis-Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    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...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World

    Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation

    By Robert Potter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    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...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge