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Confronting the Crisis in Urban Poverty

Edited By Lucy Stevens,Stuart Coupe,Diana Mitlin
ISBN: 9781853396373
This book makes a case for approaches to urban development that are locally driven and which complement the vast investments and efforts of slum-dwellers themselves. It discusses a range of approaches for achieving that, focusing on practical experiences and clear lessons for the future.

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  • Synopsis
    The challenge of urban poverty is growing every year. It is predicted that over 95% of global population growth between 2000 and 2030 will take place in the cities of the developing world. If current trends continue, the huge majority of those will end up in slums. Tackling urban poverty, however, has had a lower profile than other of the Millennium Development Goals, for example the one on water – despite the efforts of major players such as UN-Habitat. This book makes a case for approaches to urban development that are locally driven and which complement the vast investments and efforts of slum-dwellers themselves. It discusses a range of approaches for achieving that, focusing on practical experiences and clear lessons for the future. Essential reading for development practitioners, donors and funding agencies, academics and students interested in NGO-supported approaches to urban development.
  • Table of Contents
    Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction: Context and Framework.
    Chapter 2: Sudan. Practical Action, Kassala and Khartoum.
    Chapter 3: Angola. CARE, Luanda.
    Chapter 4: Mozambique. CARE, Maputo.
    Chapter 5: Bangladesh. Practical Action study reviewing work of a range of NGOs in Faridpur town.
    Chapter 6: Zimbabwe. Practical Action Chitungwiza and Epworth.
    Chapter 7: Pakistan. Orangi Pilot Project, Karachi.
    Chapter 8: India. Society for Development Studies, Alwar.
    Chapter 9: South Africa. South African Homeless People’s Federation, Cape Town.
    Chapter 10: Kenya. Practical Action, Nakuru, Mavoko.
    Chapter 11: Conclusion.
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    Editor Lucy Stevens,Stuart Coupe,Diana Mitlin
    Number of Pages 280
    Format Paperback / softback
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