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Urban Futures

By Nabeel Hamdi
ISBN: 9781853395994
This book explores and sets out methodologies for understanding qualitatively the dynamics of poverty and urban development. Organized into three parts, the book adopts as its principal theme poverty and the eradication of extreme poverty.
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  • Synopsis
    Poverty and economic growth are intrinsically related but are not always synonymous. Human wellbeing is as important to economic growth as growth is to wellbeing. Poverty is multi-dimensional, encompassing both income and non-income related factors. Mobility, aspiration, dignity, respect, knowledge, information and savvy feature importantly in our understanding of the dynamics of poverty. This book brings together a collection of essays from around the world on urban development and poverty. The book reviews current international research in respect to some of the major themes that contribute to improving the equity and efficiency of urban systems. Importantly, it explores and sets out methodologies for understanding qualitatively the dynamics of poverty and urban development. Organized into three parts, the book adopts as its principal theme poverty and the eradication of extreme poverty. Part 1 The Dynamics of Poverty and Urban Poverty Research offers a framework for understanding poverty and a methodology for research. Part 2 The Dynamics of Urban Systems includes a selection of country specific essays each focused on an aspect of urban development and its relation to poverty. Part 3 Urban Futures reviews the principal themes emerging from the chapters and offers a basis for future work.
  • Table of Contents
    Introduction – Nabeel Hamdi

    Part 1: The Dynamics of Poverty and Urban Poverty Research

    1. Understanding Urban and the Management of Change – David Satterthwaite
    2. Understanding Poverty: Urban Longitudinal Research Methodology – Caroline Moser
    3. Young Lives: Panel Studies and Child Poverty – Trudy Harpham, Ian Wilson, Sharon Huttly
    4. Poverty and Urban Violence – Leo Thomas

    Part 2: The Dynamics of Urban Systems

    5. A Question of Voice: Informality and Pro-Poor Policy in Johannesburg, South Africa – Steven Friedman, Kenny Hlela and Paul Thulare
    6. Begging, Requesting, Demanding, Negotiating: Moving Toward Urban Poor Partnerships in Governance – Mary Racelis
    7. Migratory Flows, Poverty and Social Inclusion in Latin America – Mona Serageldin, Yves Cabannes, Elda Solloso, Luis Valenzuela
    8. Room for Manoeuvre: Tenure and the Urban Poor in India – Sunil Kumar
    9. Urban Housing and Livelihoods: Comparative Case Examples from Kenya and India – Michael Majale
    10. Housing Policy and Economic Reform: A Comparative Case of Argentina and Mexico – Cecilia Zanetta
    11. Land for Housing the Poor in African Cities: Are Neo-Customary Processes an Effective Alternative to Formal Systems? Alain Durand-Lasserver
    12. Street Trade in Kenya: The Contribution of Research in Policy Dialogue and Response – Winnie V. Mitullah

    Epilogue: The Answers We Need Now to Prepare for our Urban Futures – Shlomo Angel

    About the Authors
    References

    Index
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Nabeel Hamdi
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 248
    Format Paperback / softback
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