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City Futures: Confronting the Crisis of Urban Development (08 Edition)

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This book is a powerful indictment of the current consensus on how to cope with the hundreds of "mega-cities" of the developing world. These cities are the future, and the problems surrounding this influx of people--slums, poverty, unemployment and lack of governance--have been well-documented. Pieterse argues that the current "shelter for all" and "urban good governance" policies treat only the symptoms of the problem. Instead, he claims, there is an urgent need to reinvigorate civil society in these cities, to encourage radical democracy, economic resilience, social resistance and environmental sustainability folded into the everyday concerns of marginalized people.

About the Author

Edgar Pieterse is Special Advisor to the Premier of the Western Cape in South Africa. He is a visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Public Management and Planning at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Differential Urbanisation in the Global South * The Mainstream Agenda I: Shelter for All * The Mainstream Agenda II: Good Urban Governance * Everyday Practices as Insurgent Alternatives * Alternative Urban Development Policies for Just City Futures * Making a Start Towards Alternative Urban Futures

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842775417
Author:
Pieterse, E. A.
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Pieterse, Edgar
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Public Policy - Regional Planning
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Growth
Subject:
Regional Planning
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Global Issues
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.44 in

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