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Planning in Cities

Edited By Roger Zetter,Rodney White
ISBN: 9781853395437
Planning in Cities is an innovative collection which bridges theory and practice to explore the conflicting challenges of the increasingly rapid scale and speed of city growth with providing effective urban planning policies and management strategies.

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  • Synopsis
    Planning in Cities is an innovative collection which bridges theory and practice to explore the conflicting challenges of the increasingly rapid scale and speed of city growth with providing effective urban planning policies and management strategies. Part One explores the changing paradigms of development and environmentalism and how these have impacted on the process of urbanization and the emerging debates on the sustainability of cities. These chapters review and elaborate the discourse on sustainability, setting it firmly within the context of urbanization and development. The increasing disjuncture between these concepts and the challenge this presents to the planning of cities in the developing world is highlighted. Part Two shifts from discourse to practice. Case studies drawn from different countries and different urban policy sectors investigate the design and implementation of planning policies and ways of improving urban governance to support sustainable urban growth. They assess the challenges and limitations to capacity-building in the urban sector. Lessons learned from different practical approaches are demonstrated and critiqued. Published in the Urban Management Series.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Contents, Foreword, The Urban Management Series, Acknowledgements, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Boxes, List of Acronyms and abbreviations)
    1. Introduction
    Roger Zetter, Rodney White
    Part I - ISSUES AND DISCOURSES: DEVELOPMENT, URBANIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
    2. Sustainable development: between environment and development agendas
    Al-Moataz Hassan, Roger Zetter
    3. Market enablement or sustainable development? The conflicting paradigms of urbanization
    Roger Zetter
    4. Environmental health or ecological sustainability? Reconciling the brown and green agendas in urban development
    Gordon McGranahan, David Satterthwaite
    5. African cities and climate change: the global context for sustainable development
    Rodney White
    Part II - PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY GROWTH
    6. Urban planning and the rationale of the market: the elimination of the intermediate urban level in Bogotá
    Andres Ortiz-Gomez
    7. Public sector capacity-building and urban policy changes in the Kingdom of Lesotho: implications for international development assistance
    Cormac Davey
    8. Property taxation, public finance and sustainable development: the case of Belém, Brazil
    José Júlio Lima
    9. Urban livelihoods, shocks and stresses
    David Sanderson
    10. International agency shelter policy of the 1990s: experiences from Mozambique and Costa Rica
    Harry Smith, Paul Jenkins
    11. Authoritarianism and sustainability in Cairo: what failed urban development projects tell us about Egyptian politics
    Bill Dorman
    12. The sustainability of community development in El Mezquital, Guatemala City
    Emma Grant
    13. From apartheid city to sustainable city: the compact city approach as a regulative ideal
    Koyi Mchunu
    14. Structural adjustment and water supply in Bolivia: managing diversity, reproducing inequality
    Carlos Crespo-Flores
    15. Linking theory and practice in development processes – the case of urban sanitation
    Kevin Tayler
    Back Matter (List of contributors, Notes, References, Index)
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    Editor Roger Zetter,Rodney White
    Number of Pages 264
    Format Paperback / softback
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